Preacher, Seth Rogen’s Gory, Tarantino-Esque TV Show, Will Premiere at SXSW

A preacher, a vampire, and a woman walk into a bar…

Seth Rogen isn’t the name that springs to mind when you think “badass, outlaw Texans.” Nevertheless, he is the man behind Preacher, AMC’s upcoming show scheduled to air in mid-2016, which was developed, produced, and directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Today, SXSW announced that the show will premiere at this year’s festival in Austin.

The series, which is based on Garth Ennis’ popular comic books from the ’90s, follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a corrupt Texas preacher with supernatural abilities and a tendency to commit twisted acts of extreme violence. If that weren’t enough, there’s a vampire involved, probably because vampires were still edgy and cool in the ’90s. It all seems a little Hand of God to us (minus the vampire), but who says there isn’t room in the TV landscape for two crazy-savage men of the cloth? 

In case you missed the trailer when it came out last November, here it is: