Jon Hamm cast as Archangel Gabriel in Good Omens

Oh heavens! So it seems Amazon Prime's adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's GOOD OMENS magnum opus is charging full-steam ahead, unabated! In fact, casting is still underway, with Jon Hamm cast as the Archangel Gabriel, joining Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale  and Crowley, respectively. Unfortunately I haven't read the book yet (it's on my list!), but apparently the Archangel Gabriel - despite being the voice of God - wasn't a huge character in the book. However, Neil Gaiman explains his expanded role in the TV series:

Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel. There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.

The leader of these angels is Gabriel. He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.

Jon Hamm added:

I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.

This is certainly exciting! I'll probably read the book before the series comes out, the same way I did AMERICAN GODS. Meanwhile, Hamm, Sheen, and Tennant join Michael McKeanJack Whitehall, and Miranda Richardson in the series.

GOOD OMENS will hit Amazon Prime in 2019.

Extra Tidbit: What Neil Gaiman novel would you like to see adapted next? Besides SANDMAN, of course?
Source: Amazon



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