I don’t know how solid this story is, but it sounds too good to be true.

It looks like HBO is developing a series based on the DC Comics Vertigo series Preacher.

Preacher was a 75 issue series written by Garth Ennis with art by Steve Dillon. It told the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher (and not a good one) from a small town in Texas who is possessed and receives a power he calls the “word of God.” If you’re not familiar with the series, just read the Wikipedia entry for a quick rundown. It’s easily one of my all time favorite books and a HBO series would be the perfect way to bring it to cinematic life.