On May 28th, Amazon Prime Video hosted the world premiere of ‘Good Omens’ in Leicester Square in London. For the masses who are eager to see the 6-episode series that is set to launch this Friday, May 31st, 2019, it is the final teaser of what is about to come. In attendance were Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, and Brian Cox who all walked the carpet. Showrunner Neil Gaiman, series director and executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, and executive producer Rob Wilkins” all joining as well.
To start things off, the Chattering Order of St. Beryl performed on the carpet for the cast, crew, and fans who were watching from the sidelines. After that, everyone moved into the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square Cinema for the first two episodes.
Gaiman went on to explain how this series was co-creator Terry Pratchett’s last request for him:
“Terry, who never asked anything of me in all our years of friendship wrote to me and said ‘you have to do this, you’re the only person out there who has the passion and understanding for Good Omens that I have – you have to make it into television because I want to see it before the lights go out’ I thought I had six or seven years of Terry left, but then he died, which suddenly turned [Good Omens] into his last request.”
As a special tribute to Pratchett, the iconic author had a special seat saved for him:
Michael Sheen spoke about how his character, the angel Aziraphale got along with the demon Crowley:
“One of the interesting things about the coupling [Aziraphale and Crowley] is how they rub off on each other, they’ve been on for Earth so long and them to The Beatles, nobody else knows what they’ve been through, but each other – just like The Beatles!”
Jon Hamm also spoke a bit about how he ended up portraying Archangel Gabriel:
“It seemed to me that there was an opportunity for [Archangel Gabriel] to portray this guy as the boss that everyone has, but everyone hates – who is constantly smiling and telling you ‘great job,’ while also subconsciously saying ‘you’re terrible.’”
While the show sadly won’t have a second season, I can assure you that you’re in for something special when it launches and you’ll be getting a complete tale here.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Good Omens’ this Friday? Do you wish that you had a chance to check out the world premiere in person? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
The six-episode limited series coming to Amazon Prime Video on May 31 is based on the beloved satirical novel “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens is a dark, comedic story set in modern-day Britain that centers on a fussy angel, Aziraphale (played by Sheen) and the loose-living demon, Crowley (Tennant) as they join forces to prevent the coming of the Apocalypse.
The end of the world is coming when ‘Good Omens’ debuts on Amazon this May 31st, 2019!