One of the best shows on TV, Preacher, returned to AMC on Sunday and the outpouring of excitement from fans is nothing short of amazing.
Preacher is based on the incredibly violent graphic novel that follows a preacher who inherited a power called Genesis (the ability to make people do whatever he says via a supernatural entity that has inhabited the preacher’s body). As the first two seasons were more of a prequel to the events that take place in the graphic novel, season three draws more from the source material than before.
Everyone is excited for season three, including Ruth Negga who plays Tulip on the show. When asked about the new season, Negga had this to say:
“I don’t know how to talk about it really because a lot of it is so visual and a lot of it is really pushing the envelope, really, and pushing the boundaries of what you can do, but at the same time, it’s not done with any malice. to me, it’s basically a rumination of how ridiculous this world can be. I think that’s what the comics were, a treatise on, ‘Look what we do to one another ’cause of all these stupid rules we make up. Do we really believe all this stuff? And look what happens when we do.’ At its center it’s not just about blowing up some of a narrative, just like normal television just to show we can, or from arrogance, or kind of some state of ‘look at us’ or, ‘aren’t we so cool?’…thats a depth to what we’re doing, and there’s an engagement with our characters, not just the three leads, but everyone who comes in and out of our show. And I think that’s why it appeals to people because we’re not here to destroy. We’re here to inquire about the world we live in, in a way that is not just a heavy handed, somber way, which is fine and cool, but it’s really asking, ‘What the hell are we doing here, and why?’ But also, it sort of has this sort of intimate moments between these characters”
Preacher is one of the most dynamic shows on television, and Ruth Negga is absolutely one of the highlights of the show.
Preacher airs on AMC, Sunday nights at 10 pm EST.