Seth Rogen’s ‘Preacher’ Comic Adaption ‘Too Dark, Violent, And Controversial?’

Seth Rogen’s Preacher AMC comic book adaption might be too much for many audiences if the original DC Comics series is anything to go by.

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Mark Steven Johnson has brought other comic series to the big screen but he says HBO executives thought Preacher would be way too controversial:

“We were budgeting and everything and it was getting really close to going. But the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial. Which, of course, is kind of the point! It was a very faithful adaptation of the first few books, nearly word for word.”

Of course, that was back in 2008. Fast forward to 2014 and we have AMC going all gory with the Walking Dead (which was also based upon a comic series) and HBO has been doing the Game Of Thrones, which some people is over the top for its violence (Red Wedding anyone?) and sex scenes.

So just how bad could Seth Rogen’s Preacher series be? The story focuses on a Texas preacher named Reverend Jesse Custer who has lost his faith and discovered that God has abandoned Heaven to revel in the world. At the same time he also gains the power to command anyone he wants. Custer sets out on a road trip along with ex-girlfriend Tulip and a boozy Irish vampire called Cassidy to track down God. But hot on their trail is an immortal killing machine called the Saint Of Killers. There’s also a John Wayne ghost, a gun-crazy Christian cult, and an omni-sexual called Jesus DeSade with a fetish for armadillos. Oh, and don’t forget the charmingly named Arseface, whose visage alone might be enough for some people to get sick.

Preacher Comic arseface

Of course, how God is portrayed in the Preacher comic is probably enough to get any Christian riled up:


Despite the possible controversy, the prospect of working on the Preacher AMC series after seven years of hard work has Seth Rogen all revved up:

“This is amazing! We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us.It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!”

So far we don’t know when Preacher Season 1 will begin. Do you think TV entertainment is getting too dark and violent?