Writer and showrunner Neil Gaiman released the first photos from the set of BBC Two and Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens starring Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) as Aziraphale and David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) as Crowley. The series also stars Adria Arjona (Emerald City), Nina Sosanya (Sister Mary Loquacious), Jack Whitehall (Mother’s Day), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Miranda Richardson (Stronger), Ned Dennehy (Versailles), and Ariyon Bakare (Rogue One).
Filming is currently underway on the six-part series based on Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s critically acclaimed novel. Amazon’s targeting a 2019 release in the UK, followed by a premiere on BBC Two. Douglas Mackinnon (Knightfall, Dirk Gently, Doctor Who, Outlander) is directing and executive producing.
“People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen – and I was probably the most nervous and excited of all. This is a first look. Michael Sheen is the best and finest of bookseller angels, David Tennant the coolest and most delightful of demons. Together they are one hell of a double act (or do I mean one made in Heaven?),” said Gaiman.
BBC Studios Head of Comedy Chris Sussman said, “Good Omens has always been one of my favourite books, and it’s hugely exciting not just to be able to bring it to life, but to do so with scripts from Neil Gaiman himself. It feels like a good time to be making a comedy about an impending global apocalypse.”
The Plot: Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And…someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 18, 2017
— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) September 18, 2017