Good Omens For Michael Sheen & David Tennant

BBC Two has announced that its six part adaptation of Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) based on the novel he co-authored with Terry Pratchett (Colour Of Magic), will star Michael Sheen (Masters Of Sex) and David Tennant (Broadchurch).

According to The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies) the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, and everything appears to be going according to the Divine Plan. Except that a rather fussy angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and fast-living demon Crowley (David Tennant) have lived among mortals since The Beginning and are rather fond of the lifestyle, so are not really looking forward to the war.

Neil Gaiman says: “If you are looking for actors to play two of the best-loved characters you and Terry Pratchett ever created, then, if you are very lucky and have been very good, you will get Michael Sheen and David Tennant to bring them to life. The best Welsh actor of his generation gets to be an angel, the best Scottish actor of his, a demon.”

“Terry and I wrote Good Omens almost 30 years ago. It’s strange that it feels more relevant now than it ever did before. I only wish that Terry could be here to see it come to life with such a fantastic team.”

Good Omens is co-produced with Amazon and will have its global premiere on Prime Video in 2018, followed by broadcast on BBC Two in the UK.