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October 04, 2008

Gutted: No Preacher on HBO

This falls into the category of “News stories I missed while in Edinburgh”.

I’ve moaned before about HBO just not being as good as they used to be, but there seemed to be a renaissance in the offering with True Blood looking good (turned out to be not as brilliant as hoped) and more importantly a full episodic 5-season version of Garth Ennis’ comic-book classic Preacher.

So I Googled it the other night to see when it was due to air and instead found this

Turns out HBO were right behind it, but then a new guy took over and decided it was too dark, violent and controversial. Well yeah that’s sort of the point. So it’s been nixed.

This is a show that truly had the potential to be the single best piece of TV ever made. I’m genuinely gutted.


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