‘Good Omens’: London World Premiere, NYC Screening Prove Heavenly Affair [IMAGE GALLERY]

It’s the end of the world as we know it… but from the looks of Amazon Prime Video‘s Good Omens London premiere and New York City red carpet/screening, it plans on going out in style. Based on Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and the late Terry Pratchett’s (Colour of Magic) novel and written by showrunner Gaiman, the six-part adaptation introduces us to angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) as they try to find the Anti-Christ… and try to figure out the logic behind ending the world.

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The iconic hat of author Terry Pratchett sits on a seat reserved form him at the World Premiere of Amazon Original series, Good Omens, ahead of its release this Friday

“Terry, who never asked anything of me in all our years of friendship wrote to me and said ‘you have to do this, you’re the only person out there who has the passion and understanding for Good Omens that I have – you have to make it into television because I want to see it before the lights go out’ I thought I had six or seven years of Terry left, but then he died, which suddenly turned [Good Omens] into his last request.”

– Neil Gaiman (on Terry Pratchett’s ‘Last Request’)

On Wednesday, May 28, the streaming service hosted the limited series’ world premiere in Leicester Square in London. The nuns of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl crashed the carpet with a special kick-off performance for the fans in attendance. Following the red carpet, cast members and fans filled the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square Cinema for a special screening of the first two episodes.

Here’s a look at some of the images from the London world premiere:

But that’s not when their day began… prior to the world premiere, Amazon Prime Video hosted an exclusive red carpet and screening event in New York City with Sheen, Tennant, Jon HammAdria Arjona, and Nick Offerman as well as series executive producers Gaiman, Douglas Mackinnon, and Rob Wilkins in attendance:

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The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late.

With Armageddon just days away, the armies of Heaven and Hell are amassing and The Four Horsemen are ready to ride. Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, agree to join forces to find the missing Anti-Christ and to stop the war that will end everything. Based on the best-selling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens follows an unlikely duo and their quest to save the world.

“One of the interesting things about the coupling [Aziraphale and Crowley] is how they rub off on each other, they’ve been on for Earth so long and them to The Beatles, nobody else knows what they’ve been through, but each other – just like The Beatles!”

– Michael Sheen (on Aziraphale’s relationship with Crowley)

Directed and executive produced by Douglas Mackinnon (Sherlock, Doctor Who), the cast of Good Omens includes: Tennant, Sheen, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Ned Dennehy, Ariyon Bakare, Mireille Enos, Anna Maxwell Martin, Lourdes Faberes, Yusuf Gatewood, Sir Derek Jacobi, and David Morrissey. Also, Frances McDormand, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brian Cox are also on board in some pretty lofty roles: as the voices of God, Satan, and Death, respectively.

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 Studios and the BBC. Gaiman, Mackinnon, Caroline SkinnerChris Sussman, Simon Winstone, and Rob Wilkins as executive producers.

“It seemed to me that there was an opportunity for [Archangel Gabriel] to portray this guy as the boss that everyone has, but everyone hates – who is constantly smiling and telling you ‘great job,’ while also subconsciously saying ‘you’re terrible’.”

– Jon Hamm (on portraying Gabriel)

Launching on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories on May 31, Good Omens also airs later this year on the U.K.’s BBC Two.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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