Thursday, August 28, 2008

No more HBO Preacher

HBO is obviously really stupid. Mark Steven Johnson, regarding his long in-development Preacher adaptation: "the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial." Can someone slap the new head of HBO in the face please? Wake up! You're HBO! People pay for your service because it means they can have unedited, edgy content that doesn't need to pass through some kind of censor. If you start censoring yourself, you're no different than any other TV station and there's no reason I should have to dish out extra cash to watch you.

Apparantly it was not only "a very faithful adaptation of the first few books, nearly word for word" but if I remember correctly their initial vision was to do the whole series, each issue was one episode. And now its likely that if it gets adapted at all it will be as a movie or something where things will have to be trimmed and cut. While I'll admit, there's some issues that could probably be left out or at least chopped up a bit, this is the kind of series that is just always so fun and surprising that it deserves this kind of a faitful adaptation. Hopefully another network like Showtime picks it up, but I'm doubtful. This is a sad day. Fuck you HBO.