Mark Steven Johnson, the writer of the Preacher TV series for HBO (see “HBO To Do Preacher Series”), told Comics Continuum that the project is dead due to content issues.  Johnson told the site “the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial.”  


This is the second stillborn attempt to develop Garth Ennis’ Vertigo series Preacher for the screen (large or small).  A movie that was in development earlier this decade (see “Preacher to Start Shooting in June”) has also gone nowhere.