With the filming of the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens underway, a brilliant first look image of David Tennant and Michael Sheen in all their wonder has been released.
The BBC/Amazon co-production will see Tennant play the demon Crowley, while Sheen is the angel Aziraphale in the fantasy drama which is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale (Sheen), a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley (Tennant), a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.
Gaiman, who also acts as the series writer and screenwriter said Sheen and Tennant made “one hell of a double act (or do I mean one made in Heaven?)”
He went on to explain the public’s reaction to the novel, in which the series is based on, “People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen.”
He explained that Sheen would make “the best and finest of bookseller angels”, while Broadchurch and Doctor Who star Tennant was “the coolest and most delightful of demons”.
The series will also see Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean and comedian Jack Whitehall appearing throughout the six-part one-hour long episode series.
We can’t get over Sheen’s hair in the image below, a cross between one incarnation of Doctor Who and Dustin Hoffman’s Mr Edward Magorium from 2007’s Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Good Omens will launch on Amazon Prime in 2019. It will then be shown on BBC Two at a later date.