Good Omens trailer hits: Breaking down what we can expect from Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett adaptation


It is almost time for the end of times, as Good Omens is almost upon us.

Amazon Prime will stream the series Good Omens, based on the masterpiece novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and the streaming service just dropped its full trailer.

With the trailer, there is a lot to digest, although with Gaiman as the showrunner, expect it to follow the novel closely — something that Gaiman promised Pratchett would get done right before his friend and co-author died.

Here is the Good Omens trailer and then we can look at what it showed us.

The Good Omens leads

We have seen a few items showing off the main two characters in the past, but the new Good Omens trailer lets some other cast members get some screen time as well.

Of course, the leads are Michael Sheen (Underworld) as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as the demon Crowley. The two men have known each other since the start of time and they want nothing more than to stop the apocalypse.

The trailer starts with Aziraphale explaining that he is an angel and Crowley is a demon and they are enemies and then he tells him “get thee behind me, foul fiend,” before he smiles and they head into what looks like a pub.

Yep, this story is at its heart a buddy movie with an angel and demon who love the Earth too much to see God end it just because he is bored with humanity.

The trailer then lets those unfamiliar with the source material know that they two need to find the Antichrist, who has disappeared. It is at this point that Crowley said they have to work together, Aziraphale whining that he doesn’t even like him, and Crowley pointing out that “you do too.”

Honestly, these two guys are going to kill in Good Omens.

The rest of the cast

The Good Omens cast is amazing.

Seriously, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is the voice of Satan and Frances McDormand (Fargo) is the voice of God. Neil Gaiman is a genius.

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One thing the new Good Omens trailer does is show the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Lourdes Faberes (Grantchester) is Pollution, Mireille Enos (World War Z) is War, Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals) is Famine and Brian Cox (X-Men) is Death — who does, in fact, have the face of a skeleton.

The Antichrist Adam (San Taylor Buck) also gets a few clips in the new Good Omens trailer, at one point quipping that he is going to “the end of the world, it’s not far.”

There is also a good opportunity to get to watch Jon Hamm, who gets to ham it up in his trademark smarmy snark as the Archangel Gabriel.

When told there doesn’t have to be a war, Gabriel says: “of course there does, otherwise how would we win it?”

There are even quick shots of Miranda Richardson’s Madame Tracy and Michael McKeon’s Shadwell before the trailer ends on Aziraphale and Crowley again, toasting to “the world.”

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Good Omens synopsis

Good Omens starts with the loss of the Antichrist, which puts the End of Days in danger of cancelation. An angel with a love of books and a demon who loves worldly pleasures team up to find the Antichrist and ensure the apocalypse is put on hold, indefinitely.

Good Omens premieres on Amazon Prime on May 31.