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Neil Gaiman Wants You to Watch New ‘Good Omens’ Trailer

Well, this was a pleasant surprise! In a tweet this morning, Neil Gaiman posted a link to the latest trailer for the upcoming adaptation of one of his most famous novels: Good Omens, co-written with the late, great novelist Terry Pratchett. Gaiman took to Twitter to ask fans: ‘So you’ve all seen this now, yes?’

Yes, Neil, yes we have, and we couldn’t be more excited.

 

Michael Sheen and David Tenant star in Amazon Prime's upcoming series Good Omens
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The novel was the result of a creative collaboration between the brilliant Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, a witty adventure that follows the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley as they both attempt to sabotage the coming of the proverbial end times, having grown used to living comfortably in England. A madcap comedy, the book features brilliant satire of common religious fixtures such as the biblical book of Revelationsthe Four Horsepeople of the Apocalypse, Satanic nuns, and the unlikely pairing between the two protagonists. The Amazon Prime series looks to be embracing all this fun.

Starring David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, the trailer seems to embrace the full imaginative and satirical bent of the novel. Just some of the things audiences get to see include krakens, aliens, demonic motorbikers, as well as glimpses of Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman. But the pairing of Crowley and Aziraphale looks to be just perfect, with Tennant and Sheen embodying their roles spectacularly. And it’s all set to a soundtrack by Queen for the icing on the cake.

Good Omens will be let loose on Amazon Prime on May 31st. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

 

 

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Jon Hamm Takes on Heavenly Role in ‘Good Omens’

Fans of Mad Men rejoice! Actor Jon Hamm, best known for playing the iconic character Don Draper, will be joining a star-studded cast in Good Omens, set to be released as a six-part series by Amazon Prime Video in 2019. 

 

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, co-authored by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, is a darkly hilarious tale about the end of the world, following the bungling attempts of an angel and a demon who want to save the mankind from destruction. Hamm’s character, the Angel Gabriel, makes only a small appearance in the book, but will apparently have a larger role to play in the Amazon series. According to Gaiman, he and Pratchett had already been planning a sequel when they wrote Good Omens, and had discussed making the angels more prominent in the follow-up. 

 

Though the book was originally intended to be adapted for film in 2002, the funding fell through and the project never got off the ground. Now, fifteen years later, it looks like Good Omens is finally going to get the cinematic treatment it deserves. Hamm will be joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant to bring Gaiman and Pratchett’s wacky end-of-the-world adventure to life. And if the first on-set photos are any indication, it’s going to be a wild ride. 

 

 

 

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