Now that Amazon has found their respective generals for the previously-scheduled end-of-the-world, we’re getting our first look at Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon) and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in all of their dyed-hair glory for the streaming service’s series adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s humor-fantasy novel Good Omens. Sheen and Tennant were at the first table read for the series, where the pic of their new looks was posted to Twitter:
— David Tennant (@David_Tennant) September 13, 2017
Good Omens co-author Gaiman also treated his followers on Instagram to pics of a numerous props from the series:
The six one-hour episode series will be set in 2018, with fussy angel Aziraphale (Sheen) and hard-living demon Crowley (Tennant) trying to find The Anti-Christ while actively questioning the logic behind the end of the world. Good Omens will be broadcast on BBC in the UK following its initial exclusive broadcast on Amazon Prime.
Good Omens is co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia (Rhianna Pratchett‘s production company) and the Blank Corporation in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime and the BBC. Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, and Chris Sussman are executive producing for BBC Studios, and Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown will executive produce for Narrativia. Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as showrunner for the series.
Here’s Amazon’s synopsis of the upcoming series:
“Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. 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.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And… someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.”