First aired: 2016
There was always going to be a risk to making a TV version of Preacher, a graphic novel I described as “a strange and wonderfully offensive volume” there seemed no way that it could be translated straight to screen and yet, should it be changed – diluted even – then there was a good chance that it would lose its core comic book fan base.
The series does not follow the comic book exactly – though it certainly has enough of the irreverent story in place to prove offensive to many. However, the makers have managed to walk the line between their own vehicle and the original well.
|Dominic Cooper as Jesse|
|using the Word|
|Ruth Negga as Tulip|
|feeding to heal|
This is a series worth watching. I liked some of the things the broader opening allowed – such as the background to the Saint of Killers, renamed as simply the Cowboy (Graham McTavish) in this. 7.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.