reader comments 1 with 1 posters participating Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Animated versions of the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley take a walk through history in latest Good Omens teaser. We’ve been on tenterhooks for months, waiting for news of when the long-awaited TV adaptation of Good…
We’ve been on tenterhooks for months, waiting for news of when the long-awaitedTV adaptationofGood Omenswould air. And now the wait is over.
In conjunction with an announcement at the Television Critics Association regarding an airdate of May 31, Amazon Prime dropped a charminganimated teaser trailer. Huzzah!
(Mild spoilers for the novel below.)
If you haven’t read theoriginal 1990 novelby Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett—well, you really should. It’s the story of the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant) gradually becoming friends over the millennia andteaming up to avert Armageddon. They’ve become rather fond of the Earth and all its humans, you see—not to mention the perks that come with our blue-green orb, like sleek electronics and quaint restaurants where they know your name. The supernatural pair doesn’t really want the Antichrist to bring an end to all that.
Thefirst trailerfor the six-part TV adaptation dropped last October, and it captured all the gloriously wacky irreverence that we loved about the novel. The trailer focused on the friendship between Aziraphale and Crowley and their delightful bantering (“I don’t even like you!” Aziraphale declares at one point, only to have Crowley respond, “You do!”). Sheen and Tennant are perfectly cast, and there were sufficient winks to details of the book to give hardcore fans hope that the series will do justice to the source material.
The new teaser has something of a Monty Python vibe, showing an animated Aziraphale and Crowley marching through the millennia, and sharp-eyed fans will have fun picking out amusing details from the book (like the rise of Atlantis and Hell’s Angels riding down the M-25). The all-star cast includes Jon Hamm, Frances McDormand, Nick Offerman, Miranda Richardson, and Michael McKean, among others.
AndDeadline Hollywood reportsthat none other than Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the voice of Satan. “It’s a giant animated Satan. He turns up, and we needed a performance that works. So we found a young British whelp that needed a lot of direction from [director] Douglas [Mackinnon]… Benedict Cumberbatch,” Gaiman quipped at the TCA panel.
So mark your calendars:Good Omensstarts streaming on Amazon Prime May 31, 2019.
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