The new Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel will feature “seven or eight” references for Doctor Who fans to spot

Coming to Amazon Prime on May 31st, Good Omens is already set to to be popular with Doctor Who fans. Firstly, it’s set to bring some high quality genre drama to a year (more or less) without the good Doctor. Even better, it stars former Tenth Doctor David Tennant as the demon Crowley. It finds Crowley in a plot that combines The Omen, cold war spy movies and hilarious farce and dialogue. Having ‘gone native’ after millennia as one of Hell’s undercover agents on Earth, he’s remarkably fond of the place. So when the Antichrist is finally born, he forms a desperate alliance with his opposite number, the angel Aziraphale, to try and prevent the Apocalypse and save humanity as we know it.

Moreover, Good Omens is adapted by Gaiman (The Doctor’s Wife) from his bestselling novel written with the late Terry Pratchett. But it now provides yet another reason for Doctor Who fans to watch. Speaking at the SXSW festival, the production team revealed that the six episode series will feature Easter eggs specifically for fans to spot. Deliberately well hidden, they’re designed to spark online conversation as people try to spot them. However, Gaiman did give viewers a head start by pointing out the first one.

“Jack Whitehall plays Newton Pulsifer and the first time you see him going off to do a job he’s about to be fired from, his tie is actually the fourth Doctor’s scarf, really small, as a tie”

Perhaps Newton’s such a big Doctor Who fan he shops at Lovarzi?

The Fourth Doctor knitted tie by Lovarzi (c) Lovarzi
Could the official Fourth Doctor knitted tie by Lovarzi be the one we see in Good Omens? (c) Lovarzi

One down, six or seven to go…

But what other Easter eggs can we expect? Perhaps David Tennant’s Crowley will be “sorry, so, so sorry” about something at some point? Or maybe the day will be saved by the polarity of the neutron flow being reversed? We’ll just have to wait and see…

Good Omens co-stars Michael Sheen (The Doctor’s Wife) as Aziraphale, Brian Cox (The End of Time) as Death, Sir Derek Jacobi (Utopia) as Metatron, and Mark Gatiss (The Lazarus Experiment) as Harmony, alongside a host of stars.

 

Good Omens

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. 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.

Good Omens arrives on Amazon Prime on May 31st

 

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