The premiere of the small-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s Good Omens is still over a year away, but fans were treated Thursday to a promising sneak peek. Gaiman tweeted a photo of costumed Jon Hamm, who will portray the Angel Gabriel, a minor character in the novels whose role has been expanded in the Good Omens TV series.
Check out Gaiman’s tweet below:
“So for you, for me, for all of us. FOR PEOPLE NOT YET BORN. This is what Jon Hamm looks like as the Angel Gabriel in the upcoming TV series of GOOD OMENS. A thing of beauty, and a joy for ever.” pic.twitter.com/OK84PDZXLs
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself)
The series is based on Gaiman and Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel, a satirical tale about the end of the world. Angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley team up to prevent the apocalypse, but not without a series of comedic setbacks along the way, including the mistaken identification of the Antichrist.
In addition to the Mad Men actor, the adaptation boasts serious star power, including Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, David Tennant as Crowley, and Adria Arjona as Anathema, a witch who later joins the team in their efforts to save the world.
Gaimain announced the adaptation earlier this year, saying:
“Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated by angels and demons, not to mention an 11-year-old Antichrist… Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”
Gaiman has written all of the scripts and will also serve as showrunner, according to Entertainment Weekly. The six-part series began filming in September 2017, but won’t hit the small screen until 2019. Good Omens will stream on Amazon and the BBC.
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