Amazon’s ‘Good Omens‘ isn’t done sharing casting announcements as we’ve just learned that Oscar winner Frances McDormand (‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’,’Almost Famous’) is now set to voice God in this adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s iconic work. Having already won Oscars for both ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and ‘Fargo,’ this does seem to be one of the few ways her career could take a step up!
The best part about the news is how Gaiman describes McDormand being cast in the role. Initially, it started with a search where “We knew God had to be a woman. We were talking about great American actresses because we knew [we wanted it] to be an American voice.”
Shortly after this, McDormand had contacted Gaiman about being able to use his house in Scotland. The two had not previously met and while Gaiman was quick to agree, he also asked if she had any interested in being on the show.
To put it bluntly:
“That’s how Frances got cast: Blackmail.”
The things we all have to do to borrow a famous author’s house in another country. Kidding aside, McDormand has a fantastic voice and should do a spectacular job voicing the part. With only six episodes, she won’t have too many lines to memorize either as even though this is a story about the Apocalypse – God wasn’t all that prominent in the novel.
What do you think of Frances McDormand as the voice of God? Do you love how her joining the cast just fell into Neil Gaiman’s lap the way that it did? Who else would you have liked to hear voice God in this adaptation? Share your thoughts below!
The end of the world is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon
who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to
stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s
meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find
him and save the world before it’s too late.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.