In an era quickly approaching the Apocalypse, an angel and a demon (Aziraphale and Crowley respectively) are having some difficulty finding the antichrist…. Which you kinda need for an apocalypse. The casting for these leads has been filled by Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) and David Tennant (Crowley).
Michael Sheen, known for his roles in “Masters of Sex”, Passengers, and Frost/Nixon, had this to say about being cast as Aziraphale:
“I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since,” Sheen said in a statement to Variety. “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.”
I love it when a longtime fan gets an opportunity like this!
David Tennant has been a busy bee; Jessica Jones, Broadchurch, not to mention getting to voice Scrooge McDuck… you would think Doctor Who would be any actor’s zenith, but Tennant continues to push his dramatic limits.
As for Neil Gaiman, I am so so happy for him. Not only did Stars release “American Gods” (which you should watch if you haven’t already) but now we’re getting “Good Omens” via Amazon and BBC , which leaves me confident that it will make Neil Gaiman proud and honor the memory of it’s co-creator Terry Pratchett.
If you need to catch up and/or read/reread the book, you can purchase a copy HERE.
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