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Published on June 14th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg On Producing The AMC Hit “Preacher” & A “Game Over, Man!” Sequel

Set to return for its third season on June 24th, Preacher is a critically-acclaimed hit series on AMC. A dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip (as portrayed by Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (a role handled by Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Based on a DC Comics series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the television series premiered on May 22, 2016.

In addition to Cooper, Negga and Gilgun, the 10-episode third season of Preacher stars Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett and new series regulars Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split) and Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive, Falling Skies). Meanwhile, Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville), Liz McGeever (Nashville), Jonny Coyne (Alcatraz), Adam Croasdell (Reign) and Prema Cruz (Mozart In The Jungle) have joined the cast of Preacher as recurring guest stars.

The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party, This Is The End, Superbad) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). The series is executive produced by Catlin, as well as Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures. Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair, Garth Ennis, Ken F. Levin and Sara Goodman also serve as executive producers.

I had the pleasure of asking Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg about the development of Preacher, and also snuck in a question about the Netflix feature Game Over, Man!, which the duo co-produced alongside the stars of Workaholics. More on Preacher can be found on the AMC website.

Is this the first television show both of you developed?

Evan Goldberg: This is the first show that we did together. It’s literally something we have been trying to make since before we were filmmakers. It was a comic we bonded over in high school and as soon as we had agents, it was like “You should see if Preacher is something that’s happening.” As soon as I got out to L.A. and we started working together, we seriously looked into it and tried to get it immediately like 10, 12 years ago. We got rejected constantly as much more talented, successful people were given the chance. After they all, fortunately, did not succeed in getting the show on-air, we had that chance are everyone else failed.

Seth Rogen: It happens more than you think. (laughs)

Is there a script for Game Overboard in development?

Seth Rogen: (laughs)

Evan Goldberg: Are they working on that?

Seth Rogen: They might be, I’m not 100 percent sure. (laughs)

Evan Goldberg: I’m not sure.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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