Preacher teaser

We’re less than two months away from the premiere of AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and illustrator Steve Dillons‘ Preacher. After a series of failed potential film adaptations, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) finally made this comic book adaptation a reality.

Before we finally get a chance to see Ennis’ characters brought to life, AMC has released another brief look at the series. Check out the latest Preacher teaser trailer below.

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Preacher Image

We won’t get to see the supernatural comic book Preacher hit the air until May, but the word out of the pilot’s premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month is that the series is an outstanding adaptation of the source material from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, perfectly balancing the line between “delightfully visceral and absurdly cartoonish.”

Now one of the more cartoonish aspects of the show has been revealed with the first image of the character named Eugene Root (played by Ian Colletti). However, once you see the image after the jump, you’ll understand why this character is better known by the nickname “Arseface” Read More »

TV bits

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Entertainment Weekly celebrates the women of Game of Thrones.
  • Go behind the scenes of Fear the Walking Dead.
  • A new The Walking Dead teaser reveals Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s Negan.
  • American Gods casts three new cast members.

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The Exorcist TV Series

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Exorcist pilot has cast Geena Davis.
  • Breaking Bad‘s composer will work his magic on Preacher.
  • Gary Busey has joined the cast of Sharknado 4, because of course he has.
  • 24: Legacy adds another new cast member.
  • HBO is planning a whole bunch of new shows.
  • Leighton Meester joins the cast of Making History.
  • Houdini & Doyle reveals a new poster.

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preacher cast

Preacher the television series will not be Preacher the comic. The trailer showed us that. Reactions from early screenings of the pilot have told us that. Even the casting of certain characters have made that clear. And that’s fine. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s infamous Vertigo comic series was never going to make the transition to the small screen intact and it probably shouldn’t. What works in the pages of comic book, what’s palatable in the pages of a comic book, doesn’t always translate to something that’s fun to actually watch.

But man, as a fan of the original series (occasionally embarrassing warts and all), it’s a genuine rush to see the trio of main characters brought to life. AMC has released new images of the three leads and they look just about perfect. We’ll see how their performances work out, but things are looking good.

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supergirl renewed for season 2

The television landscape is a harsh landscape littered with broken dreams and the bodies of cancelled shows. Sure, we’re living through a TV golden age where it’s literally impossible to keep up with everything that is worth your time, but that doesn’t make the whole industry any less forgiving. There’s almost too much good stuff out there – a show that doesn’t strike a chord with audiences feels doomed.

So when you look at the news of Supergirl and Into the Badlands each receiving a second season, you can’t help but consider the context. Sophomore seasons were never a sure thing for either of these shows, but their networks obviously view them as strong long-term investments.

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