I don't think so, but I like it, as it really throws a spanner in the works for those who know the books - all bets are now off.
So, as might be evident, just watched the two eps and it's a very assured opening duo that also manages to de-fang the problems I had with the conclusion of S1, with the town going sky-high. In the comics, I never had a sense Jesse gave a shit about Annville, he was forced to be there and hated it. The TV version took a different tack, so he should be more affected by it. The opening with Come On Eileen was a showcase for the show's unique sense of style, with it being pictured in old-style filming, then it changes back.
I really liked the 'for Steve' closing shot, that was neat.
Second episode - And the Saint does his best impression of the Terminator on a bunch of gun nuts! They managed to successfully combine pitch-black humour and absolute dread here. Clearly nothing following that is going to come close, so the ep doesn't even try to match it but Cassidy's 'interrogation' sequence comes close. In the end though Fiore's still a dick. All in all? Hell of a start.