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TVLine Honors Ruth Negga; Vulture Deems Preacher a Summer Success

This week, TVLine honors Ruth Negga, while Vulture considers Preacher one of summer TV’s winners. Plus, the show’s ratings go up for the Season 1 finale. Read on for more:

TVLine honors Ruth Negga as the performer of the week: “Preacher’s Season 1 finale served up to its larger-than-life heroine some great, big moments, and as we expected, having been sold on Tulip’s portrayer from the get-go, Negga nailed ’em.”

Vulture considers Preacher one of the winners of summer TV, commenting, “At a time when cable networks are in the business of creating series brands with loyal audiences, Preacher feels like a show likely to be around for years to come.”

Deadline reports that Preacher‘s Season 1 finale garnered 1.722 million total viewers with 765,000 among adults 18-49, up 10 percent in total viewers over the week before.

SuperHeroHype reports that Preacher ended its Season 1 run as the No. 2 new cable drama of 2016 (behind FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson).

Preacher‘s cast and creator visits TVLine — and the “talk quickly turned to work-related injuries, from Dominic Cooper’s black eye to Joe Gilgun’s burned retinas.”

• Looking ahead, Digital Spy says that Season 2 is “likely to feel like a very different show, but hopefully one that retains the same gloriously absurdist blend of bathos, bloody action, philosophical drama and deadpan humor.”

Empire considers Preacher one of the year’s best so far, citing “a trio of incredibly confident performances (Joe Gilgun’s Irish vampire Cassidy steals the show) and its carefree attitude (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are part of the creative team).”

TV Cheat Sheet details “everything that we know about Preacher Season 2 so far.”

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