Dedication and a pure love for this comic has made “Preacher” a cult favorite. The cast and crew spoke at SDCC about the premiere season and what’s yet to come.
1) Preacher was initially meant to be an issue by issue literal adaptation of the comic books.
When the show was first pitched to the networks, it received great feedback because it was going to go along with what happened in the comics. When they realized they had to adjust it to fit the TV realm, the writer of the comic was on board as long as the spirit of the comic was upheld.
2) Watch the show like it’s a few different movies
They want the show to look and feel unpredictable. According to producer Seth Rogen, if you watch the show and think for any amount of time that you’re watching the wrong show because it looks or feel different, they achieved their goal.
3) They had more rehearsal time then most shows
The show is praised for the chemistry between characters. Undoubtedly in large part due to their long rehearsal schedule prior to filming. They also had 3 directors that allowed them to go over and over everything until they were completely comfortable and fleshed out who they thought their characters were. Dominic, Ruth, and Joseph mentioned how little improv they do on this show.
4) Seth Rogen emailed the original director of Preacher to try and get a part in the movie.
Before Preacher became a hit on AMC, the idea for it to become a movie had been making it’s rounds for years. Back in 2008, Seth Rogen emailed then director Sam Mendes and asked to be considered for the part of Arseface. Although the film was never made, Seth remained passionate about the project and is beyond thrilled to have brought the show to life.
5) Joseph Gilgun is a riot. Throughout the panel he refers to his bad boy lifestyle and constantly drops swear words.
Seriously, anyone under the age of 18 probably shouldn’t watch Joseph’s parts of the panel. He’s very open and honest about his life and what he’s done in the past. There is a lot of crude humor. Joseph credits his acting job on Preacher with being the reason he’s not in jail.
Check out the trailer for the remaining Preacher episodes below:
Highlights from the panel and Joseph Gilgun’s road to acting:
Seth Rogen talking about his email to be in Preacher:
The season finale of “Preacher” airs Sunday, July 31, 2016. Don’t miss it!