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.
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.
Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens – a tale of an angel and a demon who try to avert the apocalypse (neither is quite yet tired of our Earth) – is being adapted by Amazon as a six-part limited series.
Gaiman will write and be an executive producer on the project.