A first-look image from the BBC and Amazon’s Good Omens series has unveiled David Tennant’s Crowley and Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale. Shooting has now begun on the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens novel, a much-loved comedy about a demon and an angel attempting to avert the end of days, favoring their comfortable lives in Britain to the prospect of an all-out Biblical apocalypse.

Tennant will play Crowley, the demon, while Sheen portrays Aziraphale, the angel. Joining them in the cast for this 6-episode miniseries are Adria Ajorna as Anathema, Nina Sosanya as Sister Mary Loquacious, Ned Dennehy as Hastur, and Ariyon Bakare as Ligur. Comedian Jack Whitehall and Michael McKean of Better Call Saul will also appear in the show.

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Shooting on the series has now commenced, with Rob Wilkins (a regular collaborator of the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett) taking to their shared Twitter account to unveil Tennant and Sheen’s looks in the show. Tennant is oozing a rock star charisma that would make his Doctor Who admirers blush, while Sheen looks even more prim and proper than his robot bartender from Passengers. As Wilkins put it, “Terry would be beyond proud today.” Indeed, both actors very much look the part:

Gaiman also Tweeted from the set, to praise these live-action versions of his and Pratchett’s characters. “They are amazing”, he wrote in a Tweet, before adding some extra context to the shot: “This is them in the opening scenes, 11 years ago, in St James’s Park. David and Michael, demon & angel.”

The atmosphere on set seems to be a happy one, with much being said online about how pleased Pratchett would be with this adaptation. Gaiman also mentioned, in another Tweet, that a special chair – to mark Pratchett’s absence – is being delivered to the set tomorrow. Gaiman unveiled this heart-warming nugget of information after one fan expressed their sadness, upon seeing Gaiman seated on set with director Douglas Mackinnon:

There is [a chair for Terry], but it doesn’t get here until tomorrow”, Gaiman explained. What a sweet way to respect the memory of Pratchett, who sadly passed away in 2015. “I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it”, said Gaiman, when the project was first announced.

You can probably expect to see lots more images – and perhaps even some videos – from the set of Good Omens, in the days and weeks to come, as Amazon and the BBC press ahead with this collaborative, and very exciting, project.

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Good Omens premieres on Amazon in 2018.

Source: Rob Wilkins

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