AMC’s Preacher Will Have Some Changes From the Comics. Preacher has been regarded as one of the most acclaimed but controversial comic books of our time. With AMC adapting Preacher into a TV series, the network plans to stay faithful to the comics but with a few changes.
When Preacher comes out later this year, fans will be watching carefully to see if it stays faithful to the source material. Showrunners Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin gave some details on their upcoming adaptation at the Winter TCA panel (via Variety), noting some changes to take place in the series. “We talked with Garth [Ennis] and he very much encouraged us to make a lot of small changes and make it a good show first and foremost. We want fans to get everything they loved of the comic and still get some twists and turns.”
The strategy that the showrunners are using is similar to AMC’s other series The Walking Dead, which has gone on to become the most watch program in cable history. With this game plan, it has caused a rift with comic book fans that wished that the TV series stayed close to the comics. However, Robert Kirkman state that even if the network wanted to do a straight adaptation of the comics, it would be difficult due to the budget and content restrictions. It looks like the same will likely go with Preacher. It even helps those who are unfamiliar with the source material to buy the comics after they watch the show, increasing sales on the comics.
What do you guys think about AMC’s adaptation of Preacher? Will it stay faithful to the comics despite the changes it will make?
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