‘Good Omens’ is a British-American drama series based on the 1990 fantasy novel ‘Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch’ which has been written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The series is a joint venture between BBC and Amazon. Created for television by Neil Gaiman himself, the show follows “the demon Crowley, and the angel Aziraphale, who, being accustomed to life on Earth, seek to prevent the coming of the antichrist and with it the final battle between Heaven and Hell”.
Douglas Mackinnon directs the show, with Frances McDormand of ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ fame, acting as the narrator. Narrativia, The Blank Corporation, BBC Studios, and Amazon Studios are the companies backing the project, while Gaiman also serves as an executive producer, along with Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, Rod Brown. The series first premiered on Amazon Prime on May 31, 2019, before being released weekly on BBC Two.
Good Omens Cast: Who is in it?
The all-star cast of ‘Good Omens’ includes almost a dozen A-list actors who form an exciting ensemble. And when that happens apart from a Quentin Tarantino movie, it just fills you with great hope! The series features the following cast members: Jon Hamm, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nick Offerman, Josie Lawrence, and Anna Maxwell Martin. I’ll just let that sink in. And the good part after all this is that there are more! Tennant, speaking about the cast, said: “Michael Sheen, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, it’s a dream team and a dream gig. I am very excited that I’ve been asked to be part of this amazing project. Bring on the Apocalypse!”
Tennant, famous for his roles in ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Jessica Jones‘, plays the role of Crowley. Sheen, who is known for his roles such as ‘Midnight in Paris’, appears as the fussy angel Aziraphale. Hamm, whose most renowned role has been on ‘Mad Men’, stars as Gabriel, the angel rival to Aziraphale. Anna Maxwell Martin plays the role of Beelzebub. Lawrence plays the role of Agnes Nutter, who supposedly wrote the book on the prophecy that comes to unfurl on the show. McDormand is the voice of God, while Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his roles in ‘Sherlock‘ and ‘Doctor Strange‘, is voicing Satan. Apart from that, there are a host of other characters including the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Metatron, and even William Shakespeare. If there’s another season, there’s a good chance that above case members will return for the show.
Good Omens Plot: What is it about?
‘Good Omens’, as officially described, is “A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch.” Basically, there is an unlikely team-up between a fussy angel and the demon Crowley, who are unwilling to readjust regarding their life on earth. In order to hold on to what they have, they decide to prevent the second coming or the birth of the Antichrist. Naturally, there are a lot of other forces at play here, including Beelzebub, Satan, Gabriel, and God as well. In this powerplay between heaven and hell, these two try and make their mark, in what promises to be a wildly funny and exciting watch.