Good Omens now has three of the four Apocalyptic Horespersons and another Fallen Angel / Prince of Hell.
Today the series announced that Anna Maxwell Martin would be portraying Beelzebub and that Mireille Enos, Lourdes Faberes and Yusuf Gatewood would play War, Pollution and Famine. For our readers unfamilar with Gaiman and Pratchett’s Good Omens, they may think that we have mistyped one of the Horsepersons. We have not. Pestilence retired in 1936, “muttering about penicillin” and Pollution took over.
Still unnamed is the actor that will take on the role of Death. But Neil Gaiman, the showrunner and scriptwriter, is holding out for a star casting. “We are hoping that Death will be played by Death.”
Also cast is Jodie Lawrence as Angus Nutter, Witch and author of the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnus Nutter.
Sounds like some brilliant casting to us
About Good Omens
Good Omens stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley. The series which is currenting in production will be a six-part series TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett’s celebrated novel. The series will be filming over the next six months in London, Oxfordshire and South Africa. It will air on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 followed by run on BBC Two.
Also in the cast are Adria Arjona (Anathema Device), Nina Sosanya (Sister Mary Loquacious), Jack Whitehall (Newt), Michael McKean (Shadwell), Miranda Richardson (Madame Tracy), Ned Dennehy (Hastur) and Ariyon Bakare (Ligur).
Good Omens was commissioned for Amazon Prime Video by Amazon Studios and for BBC Two by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two; Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC commissioning editor Gregor Sharp. It is being produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide.
BBC Worldwide will own the distributing rights for Good Omens internationally, after the series premiere on Prime Video. The series will be brought to the screen by the highly acclaimed director/executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, whose credits include Knightfall, Dirk Gently, Doctor Who, Outlander and the standalone Victorian episode of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie last year.