The folks at AMC are doubling down on comic adaptations, and now we have a jaw-dropping new look at the long-gestating TV version of Preacher.
The network has unveiled a new clip focused on the character of Tulip O’Hare, played by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Ruth Negga, as she slugs it out in the backseat of a car barreling through a corn field. It’s a tense clip, no doubt, with violent action that would be right at home on network sibling The Walking Dead. From a close-quarters shootout to some gruesome biting, this is certainly not a series for the squeamish.
The character of Tulip is the ex-girlfriend of Dominic Cooper’s Jesse Custer, and in a recent interview with The Guardian, Negga teased that her character is certainly a worthy foil for the namesake antihero:
“She’s sort of unforgettable. She has no morals. She’s an agitator assassin, a gun for hire, and she’s written the way male characters are usually written. Conscience is something she buries; obviously she’s damaged. It’s really intriguing. I’d never read a part for a woman like that. They usually have a tender heart or a soft spot for some guy. Not Tulip. You read certain scenes in the script and think: are we allowed to do this? It’s great playing someone unsympathetic and not having to justify her actions.”
Preacher is set to premiere May 22 on AMC.
Check out the fresh footage below and let us know what you think: