There hasn’t been much news on the television adaption of ‘Good Omens‘ since David Tennant and Michael Sheen had joined the cast but today we’ve got behind-the-scenes shots from the first table read of the pilot as well as a slew of new casting announcements! This epic tale was penned by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett and is being developed as a six-part miniseries by Amazon and The BBC. Honestly, this 6-part series is bringing one of my favorite novels of all time to life so to hear that Gaiman is the showrunner and writer with Douglas Mackinnon (‘Sherlock,”Doctor Who’) directing, I can’t help but be excited.
With the first table read having taken place we were able to get a few shots from Gaiman’s account as well as Mackinnon who were happy to share pictures of the cast and crew!
First up as have the stars Tennant and Sheen with Amazon’s Head of Casting Donna Rosenstein:
David Tennant& Michael Sheen at the Good Omens read through via donnalrosenstein on Instagram pic.twitter.com/swgmdr4CjG
— David-Tennant.com (@davidtennantcom) September 13, 2017
Tennant has red hair here though it is unclear if he’ll still be a ginger when the series films as Crowley is known to have “dark hair,” though you have to admit that red would be fitting for a demon.
Speaking of demons, Gaiman announced casting for two more as well as a couple other characters:
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 14, 2017
That’s right folks, Adria Arjona (‘Emerald City’) is set for Anathema, the descendant of Agnes Nutter who prophesized the events in the novel and Nina Sosanya (‘Love Actually’) will be playing Sister Mary Loquacious. Moving onto a few of the villains of the series, the demon Hastur is played by Ned Dennehy (‘Peaky Blinders’) with Ariyon Bakare (‘Life’) portraying Ligur.
Not announced by the studios or cast and crew, but a few other actors have stated that they’ll be involved as well. Michael McKean (‘Better Call Saul’) is reportedly playing Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell while comedian Jack Whitehall is his new employee Newt Pulsifer.
Still no word as to who will play the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Antichrist, or his friends. I’m just hoping for those last roles that they can find some younger actors who are as charismatic as the kids from ‘Stranger Things’ on screen.
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