Amazon Prime Video has released an official trailer for Good Omens, the upcoming series based on the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
The show follows an odd couple angel and demon (played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant), who have grown fond of their lives on Earth and aren’t at all fans of the coming end of days.
Continue below for more info on Good Omens, and to check out the trailer.
Here’s an official description from when the adaptation was first announced:
Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And…someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
Joining Sheen’s angel Aziraphale and Tenant’s demon Crowley on the cast is Jon Hamm, who is playing the archangel Gabriel; Oscar winner Frances McDormand, who will be the voice of God; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, who is voicing Satan; Anna Maxwell Martin, who plays Beelzebub; Mireille Enos, who plays one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War; Nick Offerman, who will play the father of a child named Warlock and the U.S. Ambassador; David Morrissey, who plays Captain Vincent; and many more.
And now a new name to add to the list. Gaiman has revealed that the great Brian Cox will play Death on the show.
Good Omens is set to arrive on Amazon Prime Video on May 31st. Click right here for more on the show, including a peek at the show’s opening title sequence (found in the Cumberbatch casting post).
With Armageddon just days away, the armies of Heaven and Hell are amassing and The Four Horsemen are ready to ride. Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, agree to join forces to find the missing Anti-Christ and to stop the war that will end everything. Based on the best-selling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens follows an unlikely duo and their quest to save the world. New Series premiere May 31, 2019.
So for anybody wondering… The amazing Brian Cox plays Death in #GoodOmens. This is what Death looks like, when he's not on a motorbike anyway. (Watch the trailer tomorrow.) pic.twitter.com/ARmFMM97uc