Good Omens: Read The Novel Behind David Tennant's New Project
As we posted yesterday, David Tennant and Michael Sheen have been cast in the new BBC Two and Amazon co-production of Good Omens. The six-part comic fantasy series has been adapted by Neil Gaiman from the novel that he co-wrote with the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
Martin Sheen will star as the somewhat fussy angel and rare-book dealer Aziraphale, and David Tennant will play his opposite number, the fast living demon Crowley, both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and of each other. So it’s really terrible news for both of them that, if Heaven and Hell have their way, the world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis has risen, tempers are flaring. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse are ready to ride. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…
If you're not familiar with the original story, you can get yourself a copy in these formats:
Order the Good Omens paperback here
Order the Good Omens CD audiobook here
Order the Good Omens digital audiobook here
In 2015, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a full cast audio adaptation of the novel starring Peter Serafinowicz as Crowley and Mark Heap as Aziraphale: order it here
Good Omens is to be coproduced by the comedy team from BBC Studios, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide. It is expected to premiere on Amazon Prime in 2018 and on BBC Two in 2019.