Preacher has found its musical voice. Dave Porter, known for his work on Breaking Bad, will be scoring AMC’s adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic.
Porter scored all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad and created the show’s opening theme, which became instantly recognizable. Porter is currently working on another AMC series, Better Call Saul.
The pilot was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the two will be staying on as executive producers along with Sam Catlin, who is the showrunner. Preacher will kick off with a 2-hour pilot that is going to be shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 14, 2016.
Preacher will differ from it’s original comic book lore. Seth Rogen explained that it was necessary to move away from the traditional source material.
“I don’t know that you could translate it directly [from the comic]. Everybody involved felt that we should not—including [comic creator Garth Ennis].”
Rogen also added that show will not be afraid of embracing violence and taking on a gritty, dark tone.
“There’s lots of violence and drama, but there’s always comedy throughout. That’s the real challenge and opportunity [Garth has] given us that there’s violence, almost melodrama, but then also we’re trying to make people laugh. We have characters who do really horrific things in one episode and then come back and do really silly things.”
Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as preacher Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and Joe Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy.
The world premiere will be taking place during May 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter