Rogen and his business partner Evan Goldberg have created the show for Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper and it has been ordered to series.

Rogen broke the news on on Wednesday (09Sep15), announcing the series will debut in 2016.

He wrote, "Preacher is coming to AMC!!! May 2016... The beginning is nigh!!!"

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher revolves around a Texas preacher attempting to track down a God who has left heaven and forsaken his duties.

Ruth Negga, Lucy Griffiths and Joseph Gilgun will also appear in the much-anticipated series.