After many anticipations, fans of the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Good omens they can finally mark their calendars for Amazon Prime's adaptation. The streaming service has set a date for May 31 for Amazon Prime and BBC Two in the United Kingdom.
The series is interpreted by David Tennant (Jessica Jones) and Michael Sheen (Masters of sex) as the fast living demon Crowley and the fussy angel Aziraphale, respectively. Jon Hamm (Mad Men) also interpreted the archangel Gabriel while Amazon confirmed Frances McDormand (Three billboards in Ebbing, Missouri) will portray God and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) Satan.
The adaptation to six episodes is from the same Gaiman, who plays as producer, screenwriter and showrunner of the series, directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor who).
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Good omens will be aired on Amazon Prime and BBC Two in 2019 and features a cast including David Tennant (Jessica Jones), Michael Sheen (Masters of sex), Michael McKean (Better to call Saul), Frances McDormand (Three billboards in Ebbing, Missouri), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Miranda Richardson (Churchill), Adria Arjona (True detective), Nina Sosanya (Marcella), Ned Dennehy (Blind Peaky), Ariyon Bakare (New blood), Anna Maxwell Martin (Becoming Jane), Lourdes Faberes (Knightfall), Yusuf Gatewood (The originals), Frances McDormand (Three billboards in Ebbing, Missouri) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).