Amazon Adaptation of Good Omens Adds to Cast

Variety is reporting Good Omens has added Michael Sheen and David Tennant to its cast. The Amazon series is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel of the same title.

Sheen said in a statement to Variety: 

“I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since. To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”

The six episode series is set in 2018 “on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.” Sheen will take on the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant has been cast as Crowley.

Good Omens was adapted by Gaiman who will also as showrunner. The series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video but will also be broadcast on BBC in the U.K.

No word on when the series will debut. Amazon has not commented

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