Amazon Prime announces release date for Good Omens


Amazon’s Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman adaptation of Good Omens finally gets a release date!

We now know the apocalypse is coming on May 31.

Amazon Prime has finally announced the release date of its much-anticipated series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s epic novel Good Omens.

The series — executive produced by Gaiman along with series director Douglas Mackinnon and Chris Sussman, Simon Winstone, and Rob Wilkins — follows the exploits of two unlikely frenemies, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant), as the apocalypse approaches.

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The two decide they rather like the Earth — its fascinating little restaurants and old bookshops — so they team up to try to stop Armageddon from happening.

The novel brings along its own massive loyal fanbase, but an incredible all-star cast is going to put the hype over the top.

Not only is former Doctor Who actor David Tennant playing a pivotal role, but Benedict Cumberbatch has just signed on to play Satan. I don’t know what happens when you bring the Doctor Who and Sherlock fandoms together (Yes I do. You get WhoLock.) but it is going to be huge.

And if that weren’t enough, the rest of the cast features Jon Hamm, Frances McDormand, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Mark Gatiss, David Morrissey, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Mireille Enos.

I was really hoping to get a Supernatural actor in there so we could do SuperWhoLock, but no luck as far as I can see. A demon named Crowley is close enough.

We also got the opening title sequence (sans titles)

Just based on the trailer the series looks utterly delightful in every aspect. There is something so perfect about the polar energies produced by Sheen and Tennant when they interact, it’s like the ultimate zen.

They are, after all, the generic embodiments of good and evil – the yin and yang balance. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be amazing.

Source: Deadline