Here’s what Seth Rogen was thinking when he made Preacher

The adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's beloved comic series Preacher for AMC was a labor of love for Seth Rogen and his creative partner Evan Goldberg.

The show takes liberties with the source material, but remains fairly risky for the network. If things go as planned, it'll only get more so. 

You can get a brief window into the minds behind the series, as AMC has released Rogen and Goldberg's director”s commentary for the Preacher pilot.

You can take a look here.

In the premiere episode, written by Sam Catlin and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Jesse struggles to escape a past that is slowly catching up to him. A mysterious entity comes to earth, leaving a wave of destruction in its wake.
An encore airing of Preacher”s pilot episode will air Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by the debut of the after show Talking Preacher at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with series star Dominic Cooper and series executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin as guests.

New episodes of Preacher resume on Sunday, June 5th at the series regular time of 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.
Take a look at Alan Sepinwall's review of the premiere episode here.