David Tennant and Michael Sheen have Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fans doing the happy dance
At last, the image Good Omens fans have waiting years for: Crowley and Aziraphale made flesh. And what sublime casting: David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale.
Filming has begun on the long-awaited BBC–Amazon co-production, which will see Gaiman and Pratchett’s cult book hit the screen as a six-parter with Gaiman at the helm as writer and showrunner.
Terry Pratchett’s assistant Rob Wilkins serves as executive producer, “primarily to remind the world the book had TWO FECKING AUTHORS .” #speakhisname
Announcing the start of filming, Gaiman said: “People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen — and I was probably the most nervous and excited of all. This is a first look. Michael Sheen is the best and finest of bookseller angels, David Tennant the coolest and most delightful of demons. Together they are one hell of a double act (or do I mean one made in Heaven?).”
So, who else is in Good Omens? Michael McKean announced his role as Witchfinder Army remnant Shadwell on Twitter last week.
Rounding out the cast are Adria Arjona (Anathema Device), Nina Sosanya (Sister Mary Loquacious), Jack Whitehall (Newt), Miranda Richardson (Madame Tracy), Ned Dennehy (Hastur) and Ariyon Bakare (Ligur).
Filming is scheduled to take place over the next six months in London, Oxfordshire and South Africa. Good Omens is due to air on Amazon Prime worldwide in 2019 followed by a run on BBC2 in the UK.
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