Preacher to hit the small screen

I’ve heard good things about Vertigo comic Preacher, but I’ve never read it. I suspect, though, that the news it’s being made into a TV series isn’t going to please its fans immediately, given its adult nature and general incompatibility with mainstream tastes. However, back off, my friends: it’s being made by HBO, the home of Deadwood. You can breathe a little better now, can’t you?