Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg To Continue Their Childhood Friendship By Bringing The Preacher To The Small Screen

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Rogen and Goldberg get their wish to adapt their favorite comic character to suit a television audience.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been friends since they grew up together in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada and have worked together on a number of successful production products both for film and television.

At the same time Seth Rogen has built himself a reputation as one of Hollywood’s latest generation of comedy actors, making his debut in the movie “ Pineapple Express” which was released in 2008. The screenplay for Pineapple Express was written by Rogen and Goldberg with  James Franco starring alongside Rogan and Rosie Perez.

It was on the set of “ Pineapple Express” that Rogan struck up a friendship with Judd Apatow’s, going on to appear in Judd’s directorial debut  “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, later taking a leading role in the box office  successes “Knocked Up” and “Funny People”.

Now it appears that Seth Rogen will be taking a break from starring in movies to renew his collaboration with his long-term producing partner Evan Goldberg to develop the Preacher  project, which will be eventually shown on the AMC network, already enjoying audience success with another comic book adaptation- The Walking Dead.

The Preacher comic book series was originally created  in the mid-1990s by Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis and tells the story of a tough Texan Minister, Jesse Custer, who gives up on religion, whilst  gaining  the ability to get anyone to bow to his command, with some often hilarious and often gory results.  Published for more than five years on a monthly basis, the final issue of the Preacher was  released in August, 2000.

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Ennis and Dillon are all in favor of  AMC bringing their story to the small screen and producers Rogen and Goldberg are reportedly ecstatic about being given the opportunity to handle the project, then all of the indications are that  “the Minister” will be as big a success as the Walking Dead.

Rogen and Goldberg released a statement after the news of their signing broke stating that  they have been trying for seven years to work on the Preacher and are delighted that  AMC have  finally  given them the opportunity. “It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right.” Summed up the duo.

 

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Seth Rogen began a career in entertainment as a  teenager, performing as  a stand-up comedian  years, being good enough to win the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998.

Rogen left his native Vancouver  to  move to Los Angeles, where after working on  a few unsuccessful  TV series, began to pick up jobs as a staff writer, with his first major Hollywood success being nominated with other staff writers for an Emmy award for their work on the final season of the Da Ali G Show

Apart from his attributes as an actor and screenwriter Rogen is also a particularly talented voice actor having worked on  the films Horton Hears a Who!, Kung Fu Panda and  Monsters vs. Aliens, and Paul.

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Evan Goldberg has known Seth Rogen since their childhood in Vancouver and first work with him when he officially joined the screenwriting crew for the DA Ali G Show.

Following on their success as screenwriters Rogen and Goldberg went on to successfully collaborate  on a number of films, including Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet and most recently This Is the End. Weleased in June 2013.

The cast of Preacher. Cover to Preacher #56. Art by Glenn Fabry-  wiki

 The cast of Preacher. Cover to Preacher #56. Art by Glenn Fabry

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