Jon Hamm Stars As Archangel Gabriel In Good Omens

BBC Two has announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men) will star as the Archangel Gabriel in 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).

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: “Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel. There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel.”

“When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

“The leader of these angels is Gabriel. He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.”

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.