The Vertigo Comics classic Preacher, the story of a possessed preacher, his ex-girlfriend, and an Irish vampire who confront God for taking time off from running the universe, will become an hour-long series on HBO. The writer of Daredevil and Ghost Rider, Mark Steven Johnson, will be writing the pilot.
So, it's a conundrum. The idea and the source material are pretty awesome, but the guy who wrote Daredevil will be adapting it. This is truly a test to see if the comic is idiotproof.
At any rate, HBO doesn't usually do crappy series. So, there's a pretty good chance that this will rock.
Hollywood Reporter.com: HBO hears word, brings 'Preacher' to small screen