David Tennant is staying busy. The announcement of his new project dropped today.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen will take on the lead roles of Amazon series adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens”
The series is set in 2018 where the world and the humanity are on the brink of apocalypse. An angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon, Crowley (David Tennant) are not too happy about the final judgement as they can’t seem the find the Antichrist. “Good Omens” is a limited series with 6, 1-hour episodes.
Sheen expressed his joy of working on this project and with David Tennant to Variety, “to be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”
“Good Omens” will based on Gaiman’s novel, written in collaboration with Terry Pratchett, who died in 2015. Gaiman will also serve as writer and showrunner for the project. Gaiman’s writing credits including American Gods and Lucifer.
“Good Omens” is co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia and the Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. Following its exclusive launch on Amazon Prime Video, the series will also be broadcast on BBC in the U.K. First-run rights for markets where Prime Video doesn’t operate will be distributed by BBC Worldwide, which will also handle second-run rights internationally.