At this point, you would find it difficult to find an actor who it is not in Good Omens.
Neil Gaiman's new Amazon and BBC drama features David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the lead roles, as well as an impressive cast such as Jon Hamm, Jack Whitehall, Frances McDormand, Derek Jacobi, Mark Gatiss, Nick Offerman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anna Maxwell Martin, Reece Shearsmith … and we'll stop before we finish our breath.
Here are all the characters you need to know – and where did you see the stars before …
David Tennant plays Crowley
Who is Crowley? A demon who has lived on earth since the dawn of creation. Originally it was called "Crawly" when it was the snake that tempted Eva with the apple, but today it is more likely to be found driving her 1926 Bentley, with sunglasses and evils that inflict as a mobile network, VAT and l & # 39; motorway M25. During his time on Earth, Crowley has come to enjoy the pleasures of human society and now feels that Hell could learn a lot from humans.
In what other state was David Tennant? Best known as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who and for portraying DI Alec Hardy alongside Olivia Colman in the international drama Broadchurch, the Scottish actor also appeared in Jessica Jones as Kilgrave, and more recently as John Knox in Scots Mary Queen movie.
Michael Sheen plays Aziraphale
Who is Aziraphale? Crowley's angelic counterpart. He has been the representative of Heaven on Earth for thousands of years, and how Crowley came to enjoy the human world. In fact, he runs a bookstore in London.
So what else did Michael Sheen do? The Welsh actor Michael Sheen is credited with playing the former prime minister Tony Blair three times, in The Deal, The Queen (with Helen Mirren) and Special Relationship. He won a Golden Globe for his role in Masters of Sex and has appeared in numerous films, including Woody Allen's Frost / Nixon and Midnight in Paris.
Jon Hamm plays the Archangel Gabriel
Who is the Archangel Gabriel? Although he has been mentioned only once in the novel, the role of Gabriel has been expanded (in line with the original plans of Gaiman and Pratchett for a sequel) and will be the chief of the forces of Heaven. Gaiman describes him as "tall, handsome, charismatic and impeccably dressed", and certainly has a holier attitude than his fellow angels.
Where else was Jon Hamm? Hamm is probably best known for playing the charismatic Don Draper, an advertising executive, on AMC's Mad Men, for which he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. He has also participated in Black Mirror, Parks and Recreation and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and has performed in Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie.
Anna Maxwell Martin plays Beelzebub
Who is Beelzebub? The leader of the forces of hell.
What else was Anna Maxwell Martin? Martin is no stranger to fantasy – he came to the fore to play the role of Lyra in Philip Pullman's production of the National Theater of His Dark Materials. Since then he has continued to win acclaim for his various television roles, in shows such as Poppy Shakespeare, The Bletchley Circle, and as an old Elizabeth Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley.
Josie Lawrence plays Agnes Nutter
Who is Agnes Nutter? The complete official title of the novel is actually "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" – and so this is a pretty crucial character. Agnes Nutter was a witch who lived in the seventeenth century and who created the only accurate prophecy book ever written, although her writing is annoyingly difficult to decipher.
In what other state was Josie Lawrence? Recently played as a marriage counselor for marriage in Channel 4's Humans, Lawrence is known for his role as Manda Best in EastEnders and for a long and distinguished career in improvisational comedy.
Adria Arjona plays Anathema Device
Who is the Anatema device? The last descendant of the witch Agnes Nutter. She herself is a witch and is eager to prevent the End Times from arriving.
So what else has Adria Arjona ever seen? Puerto Rican model and actress Adria Arjona played Jules Reyes in the Pacific Rim: Uprising, Dorothy Gale in Emerald City, Emily in True Detective and starred opposite Melissa McCarthy in Life of the Party.
Michael McKean plays Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell
Who is Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell? The last officer of the army of sorcerers, now reduced to the shadow of what it once was. He is on a mission to rid the world of witches, managing his operations from a studio apartment and living on condensed milk and from his neighbor's Sunday lunches (although he calls her "the bitch of Babylon" because of his seances).
What else did Michael McKean do? The comedian and actor Michael McKean is probably best known for playing the lead vocalist David St. Hubbins of fantasy rock band Spinal Tap in the cult cult mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. He was also a member of the ensemble cast on Saturday Night Live and performed in Breaking Bad's Better Call Saul spin-off.
Jack Whitehall plays Newton Pulsifer
Who is Newton Pulsifer? Sergeant Shadwell alone recruits. Newton Pulsifer – also known as Newt – has an unsatisfactory job at United Holdings (Holdings) PLC as a salary employee and is looking for something more interesting to do when he meets Shadwell and his Witchfinder Army.
Where else was Jack Whitehall? Comedian Jack Whitehall played the incredibly elegant student JP in Fresh Meat and Alfie Wickers in Bad Education. He has since appeared with his father in the Netflix documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, and will appear alongside Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson at Disney's Jungle Cruise.
Miranda Richardson plays Madame Tracy
Who is Madame Tracy? Shadwell's neighbor. Madame Tracy is a woman in her fifties with a handful of old customers who come out of habit or for a chat. But on Thursday she "Draws the veil" and holds sessions for a small group of clients, with the help of her spiritual guide Geronimo, whom she believes is the spirit of a North American Indian.
Where else was Miranda Richardson? Twice nominated for an Oscar for her roles in the films of the 1990s Damage and Tom & Viv, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth as Blackadder and journalist Rita Skeeter in the Harry Potter film. Most recently he played Sue in the TV series Girlfriends.
Mireille Enos plays the war
Who is the war? One of the four knights of the Apocalypse. According to the description of the character in the novel, "His hair was true auburn, neither ginger nor brown, but deep and burnished copper, and fell in his life in braids that men would kill, and indeed they often had. her eyes were of an amazing orange. She was twenty-five and always did it. "She has an air of danger around her, and causes fights wherever she goes.
Where else was Mireille Enos? It is destined to interpret the CIA lover Marissa Weigler in Hanna's television adaptation of Amazon Prime Video, but you probably already know her from the American version of The Killing, in which she plays Sarah Linden alongside Hanna, the co – protagonist Joel Kinnaman.
When is Hanna from Amazon on TV? All you need to know
Yusuf Gatewood sounds famine
Who is the famine? A knight of the Apocalypse. It takes the form of a skinny business man called Raven Sable, who is behind various diets and foods that contain no real nutrition. He also invented fast food burgers and is proud of the hungry children in Africa.
Where else was Yusuf Gatewood? Gatewood is known for playing the witch Vincent Griffith in The Originals, and has also appeared in CSI: Miami and alongside Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys.
Lourdes Faberes plays the pollution
Who is the pollution? Even the four riders are adaptable, since the pollution has taken the place of the original horseman Pestilence after the discovery of antibiotics. Pollution is responsible for oil spills and other environmental disasters.
So what else is in Lourdes Faberes? The actress appeared in Grantchester as Mya Yall and also appeared in Knightfall as Altani.
Reece Shearsmith plays William Shakespeare
Who is William Shakespeare? You probably know who William Shakespeare is, but in Good Omens he will appear in a special episode exploring Crowley's and Aziraphale's reckless lives through the ages.
Where else was Reece Shearsmith? The writer and actor is best known for his work on League of Gentlemen (which he co-wrote) and Inside No 9. He also played Davy in The Hollow Crown and played Mark in Shaun of the Dead.
Nina Sosanya plays Sister Loquacious
Who is Loquacious Sister? The actions of the inept nun Sister Mary Loquacious have had enormous consequences, having been the nun of the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl who managed to accidentally mistake the wrong child with the Seed of Satan (or Antichrist). Instead of putting it with the American ambassador as it had been planned by demons for millennia, instead he placed it with the Young family of Lower Tadfield. Today he has abandoned the veil and calls himself Mary Hodges.
So what else has Nina Sosanya seen? Probably recognized by international audiences as Annie in Love Actually, Sosanya has appeared in numerous TV series including Silk, Women on the Verge, Twenty Twelve, W1A and Last Tango of Halifax.
Ned Dennehy plays Hastur
Who is Hastur? The Duke of Hell, who is trying to make sure the Apocalypse goes on.
Where else was Ned Dennehy? The Irish actor Ned Dennehy is probably the best known for playing Charlie Strong in Peaky Blinders. He plays Father Etienne at Versailles and has appeared in Nightflyers and the film Tyrannosaurus, alongside Oscar-winning Olivia Colman.
Ariyon Bakare plays the Ligur
Who is Ligur? Another Duke of Hell and one of the Crowleys Masters.
What else was Ariyon Bakare? He is ready to interpret the odious Lord Boreal in the next His Dark Materials' BBC / Netflix adaptation, and previously participated in numerous series including Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and Doctor Who.
Frances McDormand plays the voice of God
Who is the voice of God? The omniscient and omnipotent being who serves Aziraphale.
What else did Frances McDormand do? Oscar winner Frances McDormand is known for her various film roles, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Almost Famous, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, and a pregnant sheriff in Fargo.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the voice of Satan
Who is the voice of Satan? The satanic being that governs all the hell. He is the Master of Crowley and his fellow demons and is the father of the Antichrist.
Where else was Benedict Cumberbatch? He gained the fame for playing Sherlock Holmes, the razor-sharp reverend, in the BBC1 series Sherlock, before coming to parts in various films including Marvel's Doctor Strange, The Imitation Game, Avengers: Infinity War and Star Trek: Into Darkness. He also recently starred in Patrick Melrose and the TV movie Brexit, in which he plays Dominic Cummings.
Derek Jacobi plays the Metatron
Who is the Metatron? The voice of God, but still a separate angelic entity.
Where else was Derek Jacobi? The prolific British actor has appeared in various roles, including Probert at Gosford Park and Gracchus in Gladiator. Most recently he played the Bishop in Les Misérables of BBC1, Alan in Last Tango in Halifax, and appeared in Murder on Orient Express and Inside No 9.
Steve Pemberton plays the harmony
Who is the harmony? A mysterious book seller …
So what else was Steve Pemberton? Pemberton was one of the authors of The League of Gentlemen, along with Mark Gatiss, co-star of Good Omens. He also appeared in Benidorm, Inside No 9, and most recently played Tony Martin in Tony Martin's The Interrogation.
Mark Gatiss plays Glozier
Who is Glozier? Another mysterious book seller who, like Harmony, does not appear in the original novel.
Where else was Mark Gatiss? The writer and actor behind BBC1's Sherlock – in which he plays Mycroft Holmes – and the next Dracula, Gatiss was also one of the authors of The League of Gentlemen.
He also played King George in The Madness of King George III, and starred in the recent Academy Award-winning favorite, in which he played Lord Marlborough.
Nick Offerman plays the Ambassador of the United States
Who is the US Ambassador? Ambassador to the United States (duh) and father of Warlock, a rather ordinary boy.
In what other state was Nick Offerman? Offerman is probably best known for playing Ron Swanson in the hit comedy Parks and Recreation. He also appeared in the TV series Fargo and as Dick McDonald in The Founder.
Sam Taylor Buck plays Adam Young
Who is Adam Young? An eleven-year-old charismatic boy, leader of an unruly group of children ominously nicknamed by local adults as "Them" – oh, and is also the AntiChrist. He lives in Lower Tadfield, a strangely picturesque corner of the world.
Where else was Sam Taylor Buck? Child actor Sam Taylor Buck has already played a young Lorenzo in Medici and a young Daniel in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
Amma Ris plays Pepper
Who is Pepper? Pepper, whose full name is Pippin Galadriel Moonchild, is a member of the group of boys of Adam Young who lives in Lower Tadwell.
In what other state was Amma Ris? Good Omens is the debut role of Amma Ris.
Ilan Galkoff plays Brian
Who is Brian? Brian, a member of Adam Young's "Them", is especially always dirty looking and is rather plump and greedy. He's also a bit cynical, he doesn't always believe Adam's seemingly extravagant claims.
In what other state was Ilan Galkoff? Having started in the theater, playing Nigel in Matilda, Ilan has since lent his voice to various series for children, including Netflix's Hilda.
Alfie Taylor plays Wensleydale
Who is Wensleydale? Eleven-year-old Wensley, 50, is the old soul of Adam Young's gang of kids, simply dubbed "Them" by adults from Lower Tadwell.
What else did Alfie Taylor do? Good Omens is the first role on Alfie Taylor's screen.
Daniel Mays plays Arthur Young
Who is Arthur Young? Adam Young's father, the antichrist. Adam was accidentally put by the Young family by sister Loquacious.
So what else did Daniel Mays have? Film and TV actor Daniel Mays has already appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mrs Biggs, The Bank Job and the television movie Mother & # 39; s Day.
He recently starred in DC Peters in The Interrogation by Tony Martin, Danny in Line of Duty and Walker in Dad's Army.
Sian Brook plays Deidre Young
Who is Deidre Young? Mother of the young tearaway Adam Young, who is secretly the AntiChrist.
Where else was Sian Brook? British actress Sian Brook is best known for playing Eurus Holmes in BBC1's Sherlock (with Good Omens colleague Mark Gatiss), Laura in All About George, Lori in Cape Wrath.
Brian Cox plays the voice of death
Who is the voice of death? Death is a skeletal figure and one of the four knights of the Apocalpyse. In Good Omens (and indeed all Terry Pratchett's novels of Terrworld) his dialogue is written in capital letters.
So what else did Brian Cox do? Cox recently starred as media mogul Logan Roy in the acclaimed TV series Succession, and has previously starred in numerous films and series, including War & Peace, X-Men 2, in which he starred in antagonist William Stryker and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.