kevinsmith.jpgIn an interview with Coming Soon, director/actor/writer Kevin Smith said he wasn’t up to direct an episode of Mark Steven Johnson’s upcoming HBO Preacher series.

“Yeah, he asked me if I wanted to direct an episode of ‘Preacher’; which I thought was pretty kind of him; but, I don’t know if I’m up to that. I love that book so much, and being able to translate one of those books to the screen, I don’t think that’s me. ‘Cause you don’t want to be the guy who f**ks it up, and so I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’ll see.’ But I’m certainly not committed to do it, only as much of I don’t want to drop the ball ’cause I like it so much. But if it was some show I didn’t like; I mean, I’ve never really directed TV anyway, so it’s kind of difficult getting my head around it, but since it’s an hour-long drama, presumably, I’d be more keen to directing a movie rather than TV – I don’t know, maybe, maybe. The thing that would keep me from doing that would be I’d be afraid of ruining what I like so much about ‘Preacher’ – so we’ll see if that happens.”

Is HBO really considered TV? There certainly aren’t the restraints on say CBS and without commercial breaks, I see shows like Deadwood, Entourage, and Weeds as mini-movies instead of “TV”. Regardless, I would really be interested in seeing what Smith could do with a television series, Preacher, and HBO.

With the vast area to play with, Preacher could be the best show on HBO or “television”, period.

via Coming Soon (link)

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  1. July 15, 2016 at 11:08 am — Reply

    Yeah… Seth Rogen is that guys, that Kevin did not want be…

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