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'Preacher' Stars on the Successful Way in Which the Show Uses Religion

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Preacher was written by a noted atheist, and so AMC's adaptation of the series was bound to be somewhat resigned to that same flavour. But while the show is also created by atheists, it has managed to find a way to resonate with fans both of religious background as well as those without it.

“Raising the questions rather than having unwavering opinions on religion is the show’s key, and that’s why it’s been so incredibly well received from [the religious] world,” Cooper, who plays the titular preacher Jessie Custer, said.

“No one’s seemed to have trouble with it, to our surprise. So raising these questions in this incredibly tough time we are currently living through in the world… it’s chaos that we are living through. So people are questioning their faith and just what on earth is going on in the world.”

“What I love about our show is that it encourages you to challenge the way you think about the nature of good and evil. You know, it’s made me think about my faith, God, and having private conversations with myself about the world," said Ruth Negga, who plays Tulip.

“I don’t think it was [author of the Preacher comics] Garth Ennis’ intention, and it certainly wasn’t Seth and Evan’s intention, to instruct people on how to think about faith and religion. You don’t want to bludgeon people over the head. I just think it’s about generating a conversation." She adds that the show uses the perfect ingredient - humour.

There's just two episodes left in the first season for the show, and it will be back next year for a follow-up.

Source: Collider

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