Sam Catlin On Writing

I’m really surprised I haven’t written about Sam Catlin, or the show “Preacher” yet, because it’s one of my favorite shows on TV. It’s got great drama, crazy action, interesting characters, and it’s a bit supernatural. It’s very well made.

Outside of “Preacher,” Sam is most well-known for having written “Breaking Bad,” “Rake,” and “Canterbury’s Law.” If you haven’t seen “Preacher” yet, and you want something crazy and fun to watch, I highly recommend it. Season three is currently running on AMC, and it’s almost over if you’re a binge-watcher.

A few questions from the interview:

How’d you first get involved with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on this project?”

Was there anything about the comic itself that grabbed you when you first read it?”

Tell me about coming aboard this show after Breaking Bad. That show had been such a big part of the lives of everyone that worked on it. Was there a particular type of project or challenge you were looking for after that experience?”

“You talked earlier about the challenges of adapting something. On Breaking Bad, you guys would often paint yourselves into a corner by setting things up that you had no idea how to pay off, which led to a lot of great story turns. In contrast to that, how did you build story from an existing universe?”

Here’s the link to the full interview: The Verge – How Preacher showrunner Sam Catlin brought the methods of Breaking Bad to a supernatural drama