Good Omens first look teases amazing cast, humour and explosions, casts God

David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm tease the fantastic world of Good Omens as Frances McDormand joins cast

While we’re still tragically a fair way away from Good Omens‘ 2019 air date, a new first-look video has arrived out of Comic-Con with stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm hyping just how special the adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel will be.

There’s also the news that the mighty Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Fargo) has joined the cast as the voice of God. THR reports that the casting came about in a rather unusual way, with McDormand asking Gaiman if she could use his house in Scotland, and Gaiman countering with a request that she voice the Almighty in his TV show. Or, as he put it more simply “That’s how Frances got cast: Blackmail.”

She joins (deep breath) Anna Maxwell Martin as leader of the forces of Hell Beelzebub, Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel, Josie Lawrence as 17th century witch Agnes Nutter, Adria Arjona as Anathema Device, Michael McKean as Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell, Miranda Richardson as medium-cum-courtesan Madame Tracy, Reece Shearsmith as William Shakespeare, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss as book-sellers Harmony and Glozier, Derek Jacobi as Metatron, Mireille Enos as War, Nick Offerman as the US Ambassador, Jack Whitehall as Newton Pulsifer, Nina Sosanya as Sister Loquacious, Lourdes Faberes as Pollution, Yusuf Gatewood as Famine, Ned Dennehy as Hastur, Ariyon Bakare as Ligur, Daniel Mays as Arthur Young and Sian Brooke as Deidre Young.

“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 to stop Armageddon. 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.”

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