Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “the guys who brought you” such comedies as “Superbad” and the upcoming “Sausage Party,” have spent the better part of a decade trying to bring a rather different project to screen. “Preacher,” a new series coming to AMC this month, is based on the violent comic of the same name and stars Dominic Cooper as a man of the cloth in a close-knit community besieged by supernatural forces.
Ahead of its premiere in two weeks, the show has released a new promo. In it, two men report a “slight, massive security breach” as interspersed footage shows us what they mean: broken arms, makeshift flamethrowers, congregants fleeing from their church. Sam Caitlin developed the show alongside Rogen and Goldberg, with Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joe Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths and W. Earl Brown co-starring alongside Cooper.
Written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon, the “Preacher” comics focus on a man of God in West Texas who teams up with other locals to combat chthonic beings. AMC will air the first of 10 episodes on Sunday, May 22.