Good Omens (BBC-2-Amazon 2019, David Tennant, Michael Sheen)

Good Omens, based on the superbly funny Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, is set in the present day and is essentially about nature over nurture. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch (which just happens to be the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

Unfortunately The Antichrist was swapped at birth and has grown up living a nice normal life in the perfect village. Caught in the middle of events are Aziraphale, an Angel and Crowley, a demon.

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The series will air first on Amazon Prime before being broadcast on BBC Two. Filming locations include Oxfordshire, London and South Africa.

cast
Michael Sheen as Aziraphale
David Tennant as Crowley
John Hamm as Gabriel
Adria Arjona as Anathema Device
Nina Sosanya as Sister Mary Loquacious
Anna Maxwell Martin as Beelzebub
Mireille Enos as War
Lourdes Faberes as Pollution
Yusuf Gatewood as Famine
Jack Whitehall as Newt
Michael McKean as Shadwell
Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy
Ned Dennehy as Hastur
Ariyon Bakare as Ligur
Sam Taylor Buck as Adam Young
Daniel Mays as Arthur Young
Sian Brooke as Deidre Young
Amma Ris as Pepper
Ilan Galkoff as Brian
Alfie Taylor as Wensleydale

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crew details
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Novel: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Executive Producers: Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, Rod Brown

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Amazon – Narrativia
Duration: 6×60 minute epiodes
Aired From: In production

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