Unless if you’ve been living under a rock, you’d have no doubt that the new cos-production from Amazon Studios and BBC Studios show ‘Good Omens’ is quite a big deal. With posters being shown on boards, buses and at bus stops and trailers shown on television there’s no escaping this big brand new series.
The show, which is based on the World Fantasy Award nominated ‘Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman from 1990, is set in the year 2018 and follows a Demon called Crowley and Aziraphale an Angel getting used to life on Earth and are set to prevent the return of the Antichrist and a battle between Heaven and Hell.
Since it was first announced in January 19th, 2017 Pratchett and Gaiman fans have been eagerly awaiting this adaptation (also amongst the production is Executive Producer Caroline Skinner who worked on many episodes of Doctor Who as well as 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time, David Arnold who is writing the music who has wrote countless famous movies and the first Paul McGann Big Finish Doctor Who theme and Douglas Mackinnon who directed more than five Doctor Who stories including 2015’s The Husbands of River Song) with Gaiman working on the show as showrunner as well as being head of adapting the book.
On the 14th of August, 2017 David Tennant and Michael Sheen were announced to play Crowley and Aziraphale, respectively which no doubt pumped much more excitement into the series as David Tennant is much loved and respected in the Doctor Who and acting world worldwide with Michael Sheen being equally as famous and respected. Also, earlier this year it was also announced that Benedict ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Cumberbatch joined the cast to voice Satan.
With an incredible cast and crew and promises of a great story, what more could you want? Good Omens will be available from the 31st of May exclusively on Amazon Prime with the series eventually being broadcast on BBC2 at a later date. Us at Blogtor are very excited and reviews for each episode will be posted in the coming weeks.