Mark Gatiss And Steve Pemberton Join Good Omens

BBC Two has announced that Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9) will play mysterious book-buyers Harmony and Glozier 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 said: “Part of the joy of Good Omens is getting to see what our angel and demon have been doing during human history. And part of the joy as a writer is writing parts with specific actors in mind. Steve Pemberton was my only choice for Glozier and Harmony has to be Mark Gatiss, in a film noir interlude set in 1941…”

Good Omens is currently filming in South Africa and concludes in early March.