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David Tennant and Michael Sheen Look So Good in Good Omens

first_img 20,000 People Demand Netflix to Cancel ‘Good Omens’ in Petition Fail’Good Omens’ Trailer Turns the End of the World Into the Ultimate Party An adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s joyful apocalypse tale, Good Omens is finally happening. It’s been in the works in one form or another for years, but now we have photo evidence of its existence. It’s happening. For real. It has actors with costumes and everything. David Tennant plays the demon, Crowley, while Michael Sheen plays the angel, Aziraphale. Gaiman tweeted out a photo of the two actors all dressed up and, speaking as a monster Good Omens fan, it’s everything I could have hoped for. Stay on targetcenter_img They are amazing. This is them in the opening scenes, 11 years ago, in St James’s Park. David and Michael, demon & angel. #GoodOmens pic.twitter.com/ceK4XYY881— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 18, 2017Man, they look good. For those who haven’t read obsessively read and re-read the novel, Aziraphale and Crowley, despite being on opposite sides, are good friends. They’ve both enjoyed their time on Earth, and neither want to see it come to an end. As the apocalypse approaches, they decide to keep an eye on the Antichrist as he grows up to make sure he can never bring about the end of the world. Unfortunately, there’s a mix-up at the hospital and they end up looking after a powerless boy while the real Antichrist has an idyllic childhood completely unaware of his power. All this sets the stage for the funniest apocalypse story you’ve ever read.The book was written by Pratchett and Gaiman in 1988, when they decided to collaborate on a book just for fun. Pratchett did the majority of the writing as Gaiman had DC Comics deadlines to meet for The Sandman. They brainstormed over the phone, each writing chapters for different characters, and traded characters at the end. They sent old-school big floppy discs back and forth by mail, each editing and adding to each other’s work. It was a big, crazy process that led to something strange and amazing. Good Omens is one of my absolute favorite books. It’s one of the very few that I’ve bought multiple copies of because I keep lending them out. Now, it’s finally being put on screen. Even though we only have one photo to go on, they’re already nailing the look and feel of these two characters. Crowley’s ’80s cool guy look is perfectly demonic. Aziraphale’s costume exudes fussy pompousness. And boy, does David Tennant’s hair look fantastic. I can’t wait to see how the show adapts the source material. Though sadly, they’ll probably have to take out the joke about cassette tapes turning into The Best of Queen if they’re left in a car for more than two weeks. That probably doesn’t play anymore.Good Omens will air on BBC 2 in the U.K. and on Amazon Video in the U.S. in 2019.last_img read more