Well, the TV show fell through, but thankfully BBC Radio is picking up the slack on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens! Following the success of last year’s Neverwhere adaptation, Dirk Maggs and Gaiman are at hard work bringing Good Omens to life, and some of these casting choices might make us cry.
This first picture of the cast went up on Twitter, and though not all the casting has been confirmed character to character, we do know that Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) is playing Crowley and Mark Heap (Spaced) is playing Aziraphale. This is going to be beautiful.
Other cast members include Colin Morgan as Newt Pulsifer, and Louise Brealey is likely playing Anathema Device(?), which means that Molly Hooper got together with Merlin and NOTHING IS MORE PERFECT THAN THIS. Gaiman and Pratchett will be making cameos, Josie Lawrence has been pegged for Agnes Nutter, and Paterson Joseph will take on the role of Famine. Other members of the cast include Games of Thrones’ Clive Russell, Julia Deakin (Spaced, Hot Fuzz), Simon Jones (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and Phil Davis (Being Human). The release will happen around Christmas time, and it is the best present we expect to get.