After the announcement that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were to helm the long-awaited Preacher TV adaptation, the latter has started opening up to the press about the project, with a recent statement confirming that he’s confident regarding the series’ chosen platform, citing that TV is the best medium for the property.
“We’re beyond excited,” says Goldberg. “We’ve tried to make it for 10 years. The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn’t be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that’s the proper way for it to get done.”
“It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters. It’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.”
Goldberg also stated that they are going to be as faithful to the comic book as possible:
“We’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little.”
“But we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to Preacher as best we can.”