Neil Gaiman’s debut novel “Good Omens,” which was co-authored by Terry Pratchett, is coming to the small screen. “Doctor Who” alum David Tennant will star alongside “Masters of Sex” lead, Michael Sheen.
David Tennant as the Doctor from “Doctor Who” / via BBC America
Tennant will play the role of Crowley, a demon hard-set on putting a stop to the end times. Alongside Crowley is Aziraphale, played by Michael Sheen, who is an angel similarly attached to life on Earth, and thus reticent to let it end. Both actors are currently giving outstanding performances on TV–Tennant in “Broadchurch,” and Sheen in “Masters of Sex.” As good as they are at hard-hitting drama, they’re also more than capable of delivering the wry wit of Gaiman and Pratchett.
Michael Sheen / via The Telegraph
The series will premiere on Prime Video in 2018, and will subsequently air on the BBC in the UK. If Gaiman’s last TV adaptation is any indication (“American Gods”), then this series will certainly blow minds.
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