The Amazon/BBC Two co-production Good Omens (based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s global bestseller) has cast its Beelzebub and three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena) is set to play the ultimate demon; Mireille Enos (The Killing) will portray War; Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) will play Famine, and Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall) will be Pollution.
“We are hoping that Death will be played by…DEATH,” added Gaiman.
Even if you haven’t seen the funny and oddly charming pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the key art for the show (above) and the blue collar teaser for the series are enough evidence of the she show’s peculiar energy – and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s willingness to play with his image.
And yes, there will be full frontal splits at some point in the show.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson – soon to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Today, at New York Comic-Con 2017, Amazon presented its first trailer for Carlton Cuse’s espionage series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – the first time that the character has appeared in a television series.
The teaser trailer plays off Ryan’s cover story – he says he runs supply chain logistics for the western hemisphere – to great effect.
Amazon released the first trailer for its sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams at New York Comic-Con 2017 earlier today.
The trailer gives glimpses of its all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Maura Tierney, Janelle Monae, Richard Madden, Liam Cunningham, Vera Farmiga, Juno Temple, Essie Davis, Benedict Wong, Jacob Vargas and more – while establishing a sense of wonder.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will premiere in 2018.
In the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel, the Archangel Gabriel has what amounts to a bit part – but when he started adapting the book for TV, Gaiman decided angels should have a better/bigger role in it and Gabriel, God’s primary messenger, got a lot more lines.
Now Jon Hamm has been cast as the Archangel Gabriel, who is everything Aziraphale is not: tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed.
Good Omens is an Amazon Prime Video series that is slated to premiere in 2019 and stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as the demon, Crowley.
Neil Gaiman posted a photo of David Tennant and Michael sheen in costume as the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale for Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s brilliant fantasy novel, Good Omens.
The photo was shared on Twitter to announce the beginning of production on the limited series which will launch globally on amazon Prime Video in 2019.