Production for the BBC’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is well underway, which means that they have a little gift for us… our first peek at Heaven and Hell’s finest.
In a manner of speaking.
There it is, folks, your first look at David Tennant and Michael Sheen as Crowley and Aziraphale, everyone’s favorite theological odd couple. Where to start? Crowley’s I’m-a-judgemental-established-rock-star chic? (Pretty sure those boots are their canonical snakeskin finish….) Aziraphale’s pocketwatch-through-the-buttonhole librarian aesthetic? Their hair? This is too much. And that’s without bringing the latest casting news for the miniseries to light….
Adria Arjona–of recent Emerald City fame–will be playing Anathema Device and Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat) is Newt Pulsifer. Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders) and Ariyon Bakare (Life) are playing demon duo Hastur and Ligur respectively, and Nina Sosanya (Love Actually) will be Sister Mary Loquacious. And in case that’s not enough for you, Michael McKean and Miranda Richardson will be taking on the roles of Sergeant Shadwell and Madame Tracy. Let that sink in for a moment. Then laugh preemptively because it will be impossible to laugh enough when you’re actually watching them in those parts.
Shooting is underway! Or it will be once Rob Wilkins and Neil Gaiman give the production staff back their clapperboard. The series is set to premiere in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video before being aired via BBC Two.