Michael Sheen and David Tennant join the cast of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman's Good Omens
Last year, the latest Neil Gaiman TV adaptation was announced; a small screen take on his collaborative novel with Terry Pratchett, Good Omens. The novel and show centres on a demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale, who team up to deal with the Antichrist and now the two roles have been cast.
Variety has revealed that Michael Sheen and David Tennant have joined the show, with Sheen playing Aziraphale and Tennant, Crowley. The site also confirmed that the show, which will broadcast on Amazon Prime, will also follow on the BBC, who are co-producing American Gods with Narrativia, the production company of Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna, and the Blank Corporation, all in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.
Variety also released some brief details about the show...
The show 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 play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.
David Tennant will also be back for Jessica Jones season two, Entertainment Weekly has revealed, despite his character Kilgrave's fate in her debut Marvel / Netflix series.
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