Amazon has released the first trailer for Good Omens at New York Comic Con. The upcoming series is adapted from the book of the same name written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It tells the story of a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) and an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) seeking to stop Armageddon after they've become comfortable with their lives on Earth. The fussy angel and the sly devil make quiet the unlikely pair.
The cast and crew including Gaiman (who serves as the show's writer and showrunner), Tennant, Sheen, Jon Hamm who plays the Angel Gabriel, and Miranda Richardson who plays Madam Tracy were all on hand at the panel to speak about the show. They all praised Gaiman's writing, with Tennant calling the script, "delicious". Much of the talk focused on the relationship and chemistry between Tennant and Sheen's characters, an essential part of the series. Both the actors' favorite part of the show was developing the characters' relationships throughout time, something which fans caught a glimpse of in the teaser trailer.
The trailer, set to Queen's "You're My Best Friend", (because according to the book any cassette left in a car turned into the "Best Of Queen") starts with quick flashes teasing the epic war to come. It's "the war to end everything" according to Crowley and he needs his friend's help to stop it. But Aziraphale is reluctant, pointing out that as a devil and angel they're on opposite sides. The odd couple relationship is the highlight of the trailer, as the two are shown meeting again and again throughout history. The trailer also shows some of the epic scope of the show, which shot over 100 different locations. Some of the most notable for book fans include the first look at Aziraphale's beloved bookshop as well as Crowley's 1930's Bentley. You can watch the trailer below.
What's interesting is the trailer does not show Adam Young (Sam Taylor Buck), the young boy who (accidentally) becomes the antichrist or Warlock Dowling (Samson Marraccino). None of the younger actors are included in the trailer, despite having significant parts in the book. However, it makes sense to market the first trailer with the show's biggest stars and the pairing fans are most excited to see on screen. There are sure to be more trailers featuring the rest of the massive cast, which featured over 240 speaking parts. There are plenty of other characters not seen yet including Hamm's Gabriel and the Four Horsepeople of the Apocalypse.
Fans at New York Comic Con also got to watch two short clips, one showing more Aziraphale and Crowley and the other with Gabriel in Aziraphale's bookshop. Many praised the how the tone of the clips and the trailer matched the devilishly smart writing of the book. While the other series adapted from a Gaiman novel, American Gods, took a very different approach making drastic changes and stretching the story, Good Omens will stay much more true to its source material. The Amazon show will only be a 6 episode miniseries so there will be no season 2. The end is nigh.
Good Omens will be available to stream on Amazon Prime in 2019.