This is certain to be a dark, surreal fairytale of biblical proportions. Here’s everything we know so far.
Good vs Evil, White vs Black, 99 vs Ice Lolly
What's the story of Good Omens?
Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens starts near the end of the world. Earth's much awaited apocalypse is looming, and two spirits of the afterlife band together to stop this from happening.
Being fairly comfortable in their life on Earth, the Angel Aziraphale joins forces with his nemesis, the Demon Crowley, to stop the world from falling apart. In order to do that, however, they must seek the Antichrist, an 11 year-old boy who's the key to the Earth's destruction. The Angel and the Demon must go on a mystical adventure to find him.
The Angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) joins forces with the Demon Crowley (David Tennant)
But what weird and religious obstacles stand in their way? We already know about a massive Satan, but the Archangel Gabriel probably isn't happy about Crowley and Aziraphale's plans either. Or God, for that matter.
Who's in the cast of Good Omens?
Benedict Cumberbatch is Lucifer himself, an ample choice considering his performance as the devilish Smaug in the Hobbit movies.
As previously announced: Michael Sheen (Nocturnal Animals) and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) are playing Aziraphale and Crowley, with Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Bad Times at the El Royale) as the Archangel Gabriel.
Jon Hamm is playing the Archangel Gabriel
The series also stars Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as God, because who else would be suited to play the Almighty?
What's the Good Omens release date?
Good Omens will magically appear on Amazon Prime on 31st May. BBC Two will also air the series later in the year.
Judging by the Terry Gilliam-like titles teased below, we're in for a peculiar but exciting ride.
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On 31 May 19, 12:00 AM