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Seth Rogen going… TV?

Seth Rogen going… TV?
Clint

Don’t be trippin’ now, bitches. Not like there’s even a reality series screaming for a comedian with the laugh equivalent of a dry-reaching poodle, anyway.

Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg – aka the comedic geniuses behind last year’s “This is the End” – are writing, with “Breaking Bad” alum Sam Catlin, the pilot episode of AMC’s new “Preacher” series, says THR. Being big-time comic-book fans (you’d have to be to do a “Green Hornet” movie, no?), Rogen and Goldberg would’ve jumped at the chance to get involved in the show, which they’ll also executive produce.

“This is amazing! We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!” Rogen and Goldberg said in a joint statement.

“Preacher”, based on the popular Vertigo comic book series, was shackled in development hell for years. It flip-flopped between being a series (Mark Steven Johnson was attached to a version at HBO in 2006) and a movie (with Sam Mendes once attached to direct, and James Marsden set to play the title character), with TV ultimately offering it a home.

“Preacher” writer Garth Ennis says he always considered the property a better-fit for TV anyway.

“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a two-hour movie,” Ennis said. “Between them, Sony TV and AMC have brought viewers two of my favorite shows with Breaking Bad and Mad Men, and it’s exactly that kind of creative commitment and courage that Preacher needs. Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be. I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully — meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation. All in all, it looks like Preacher can now be brought to TV in a way that I’d previously not have thought possible, and I very much appreciate that Steve and I have been included in the conversation in the way that we have.”

Suggesting Rogen and Grey are trying to snag a chunk of the TV terrain, the duo are also involved in a new “Bigfoot” pilot at FX.

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