Preacher returns to television screens tonight, with many eagerly anticipating what the sophomore season of the AMC series has to offer. According to one of the show's leads, Ruth Negga, fans can expect quite a bit of emotional development with her character, Tulip O'Hare.
In an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com, Negga revealed that Tulip will feel much more at home in the second season, with her, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), and Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) hitting the road, leaving the now-destroyed Annville behing them.
"I think for Tulip, initially, that's very exciting." Negga explained. "Cause she wants to get back out on the road again and seek out adventure and fun. And try to regain some of that intimacy she had with Jesse before things went awry."
But according to Negga, the trio's stop in New Orleans will lead to a surprising emotional journey for Tulip.
"But I think what she's certainly not expecting is for it to take them to New Orleans." Negga revealed. "And I think there's a lot of history there that she doesn't wish to share with Jesse. Tulip is very good at compartmentalizing the truth, and sharing what she only thinks she needs to. In many ways, for her own safety and her own self-preservation. So there's a lot of interesting tensions that arise."
The actress hinted that one of those tense situations will result from the group - and Tulip in particular - coming face-to-face with the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish).
"For Tulip, especially, that is a very terrifying encounter." Negga teased. "I think it's unexpected, and I think the legacy of that encounter, or those encounters, opens up for her vulnerabilities and things that she really hadn't been dealing with. And the idea that she's not always able to protect herself, and perhaps others that she would rely on or have faith in to do that may not be there either."
That ominous hint aside, fans can expect an even stronger dynamic between Tulip, Jesse, and Cassidy. Negga and her costars recently teased the complex relationships in store for the trio in season two.0comments
Preacher Season 2 premires June 25 at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.