We are another step closer. Filming begins on BBC Studios and Amazon Prime Video of Neil Gaiman & Sir Terry Pratchett’s beloved novel, Good Omens on Monday.
The long waited TV adaptation of the novel stars Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel and David Tennant as Crowley, a fast-living demon who are not too happy about the upcoming battle at the end of the world.
The showrunner and writer for this 6-part series is Neil Gaiman who has recently been working on American Gods. Doctor Who fans will recognise the director, Douglas Mackinnon from Doctor Who (Listen, The Sontaran Stratagen/The Poison Spy and more) as well as Outlander and Sherlock.
Also appearing in the series is Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat, Bad Education), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, This is Spinal Tap), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Churchill) Adria Arjona (True Detective, Narcos, Emerald City, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Nina Sosanya (W1A; Marcella; Love, Actually), Ned Dennehy (Broken, Peaky Blinders, Dickensian) and Ariyon Bakare (The Dark Night, New Blood).
So watch out around London. If you see a flaming black 1926 Bentley being driven by a sharply-dressed demon or if the owner of that bookstore in Soho won’t sell you that book you’ve been looking for you might just have stumbled into the Good Omens set.
About Good Omens
Good Omens is a six-part comedy series based the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett (Colour Of Magic). Gaiman is also performing the dual roles of writer and showrunner for the series, starring Michael Sheen as the book-collecting angel, Aziraphale, and David Tennant as his opposite number, the fast-living demon Crowley.
Good Omens will broadcast on the BBC in the UK in 2018, following its premiere on Amazon Prime Video. It is co-produced by BBC Studios, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide. The global SVOD rights are licensed to Amazon Prime Video.
Executive Producers of Good Omens are Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Caroline Skinner (Doctor Who) and Chris Sussman (Fleabag) for BBC Studios; Rob Wilkins (Choosing to Die) and Rod Brown (Going Postal) for Narrativia. Gaiman will adapt the novel for the screen. The series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who).