According to Variety, Amazon has been planning to adapt Neil Gaiman’s first novel (co-written with the late Discworld author Terry Pratchett), Good Omens, into its own TV series. While this may have already been great news for fans, things just got more exciting. David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Frost/Nixon) have been signed to star opposite each other as Aziraphale and Crowley.
The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.
Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, and Chris Sussman are executive producing. Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as showrunner. The last Gaiman adaptation to hit TV was American Gods, which has received a lot of critical acclaim but has had some mixed fan reactions. It will be interesting to see how he approaches this show. No other word at this time on additional roles or casting. What do you think? Will you be checking out Good Omens?