Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Preaching on HBO
In what many might call a comic perfectly designed for the cable TV station, HBO, Preacher is being written for the small screen big cable channel. I think it's great. The only problem is the writer, Mark Stephen Johnson, writer of the Daredevil movie and the upcoming Ghost Rider movie. While I didn't mind Daredevil, a lot of fans didn't like it much, so they probably won't be too excited about Johnson being chosen to write Preacher. Hopefully he can do the show justice and silence critics early on.
Preacher ran from 1995-2000 and was written by Garth Ennis (Boys), who, along with the comic series' artist, Steve Dillon, will be co-executive producers for the show. Preacher tells the story of, believe it or not - a preacher from Texas, who is down on his luck until he becomes possesed by Genesis, a supernatural entity that gives him immense powers. The preacher, one of his old girlfriends, and an alcoholic Irish vampire set out on a journey across America to find God, because God has decided to slack off up in heaven, and they're going to snap God out of it. In typical Ennis form, there is lots of violence and dark humor.
To read the press release, click here.