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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Devil in Good Omens series

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Benedict Cumberbatch may be protecting our reality as Doctor Stephen Strange in the Marvel universe, but the dude’s voice and presence make him the perfect villain. He’s lent his voice and physicality to such nasty baddies as Smaug (THE HOBBIT trilogy) and Shere Khan (MOWGLI), but now he’s playing the ultimate of baddie – the supremacy of evil – by landing the role of Satan himself in the new series GOOD OMENS. The Devil may he the biggest of all evils, but that doesn’t mean he can’t also have an admirable sense of theatricality about him.

The news of Cumberbatch’s casting came out of TCA (via Deadline), where the book’s author and series creator/writer, Neil Gaiman, revealed that Cumberbatch would be playing the giant animated Devil in the show about the impending apocalypse.

“It’s a giant animated Satan. He turns up and we needed a performance that works. So we found a young British help that needed a lot of direction from Douglas [Mackinnon, series director]… Benedict Cumberbatch.”

Cumberbatch joins an already massive and distinguished cast that includes David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Michael McKean and Frances McDormand as the voice of God, the yin to Cumberbatch’s Devil yang. The six-episode series will air on Amazon Prime in its entirety on May 31.

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