AMC dropped their new Preacher trailer a couple of days ago, and I am still not sure what to make of it. The cast looks good, and the sets are fine, but none of what I saw in the trailer happened in the comic books, well almost none. I have been less than thrilled with the comic book, I just don’t think it holds up well. It was very much a book for the 90’s, so maybe the fact they are changing everything is good. Maybe they are going to use the comic book like a launching off point for their show like the CW did with iZombie.
AMC has been able to make hit show after hit show, so they will at least get me to try Preacher out, but this program is still a big question mark on how they are going to execute it. They can’t stay true to the comics and air any of it on TV. Heck HBO might even have issues putting some of those pages on TV, but if they tone it down it will not be the same. The Preacher is all about being over the top for the sake of being over the top. We will see if AMC was able to change things for the better next year. I hope so.