DC Comics’ adult-themed imprint, Vertigo, was a literal game-changer for the venerable publisher. The complete opposite of the vibrant-colored tales of Superman and the Teen Titans, it featured characters and storylines that were of a more adult nature, and helped bring DC back into prominence. In fact, several Vertigo titles have already been become either films (V For Vendetta, A History of Violence, Hellblazer/Constantine) or television (Lucifer, iZombie).
The next series to make the print-to-screen jump will be Preacher. Created in 1995 by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, the short-lived series had an interesting premise: unwittingly fused with the product of an unholy union between an angel and a demon, Jesse Custer becomes imbued with the ability to order people to do whatever he commands. He then travels throughout the country, literally looking for God with his girlfriend Tulip and Irish vampire Cassidy.
Set to debut May 22nd on AMC, the network has revealed a new promo spot for the series.
It does not show much, but if the series stays in line with the graphic novel then it will definitely be a good watch. A longer, slightly more descriptive teaser trailer was also released in November 2015.