Seth Rogen pitched a series based on the controversial comic for 10 years until he got the green light.
Sitting down for a session focused on the making of Preacher, Seth Rogen, showrunner Sam Catlin, and original comic creator Garth Ennis gave behind-the-scenes explanations about how to keep the show grounded while still exploring blood, blasphemy, and what everybody else considers way too f*cked up. No Film School sat in on it and compiled some of the best points from the talk.
Be persistent—the industry might change
Rogen first recalled talking about how much he wanted to make this show on the set of Pineapple Express in 2006. “The project kept going to more qualified people, but we kept pursuing it. Eventually, we were the guys who were left. In that time, TV went from just a thing you watched on Thursday night, to a place where you could watch incredible things. In that decade, TV became the platform that could support something like this.”
“TV went from just a thing you watched on Thursday night, to a place where you could watch incredible things.”Seth Rogen on Adapting ‘Preacher’ From Comic to Series: ‘There’s No Line You Can’t Cross’