Fifty Years of Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

Armageddon is coming. Still, it’s not the end of the world… Demonic David Tennant and angelic Michael Sheen team up to avert Armageddon in this six-part adaption of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s fantasy classic.

Micheal Sheen and David Tennant star as Aziraphale and Crowley, a fussy angel and a loose-living demon who feel more at home on Earth than in heaven or hell. Unfortunately for these unlikely pals, there’s the small matter of impending Armageddon that might just ruin their lunch plans. Whilst the armies of paradise and the underworld are gearing up for a final fiery confrontation our heroes must track down a pint-sized antichrist they probably shouldn’t have misplaced.

Joining Sheen and Tennant is an impressive international ensemble featuring Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel, alongside Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy, Michael McKean as Shadwell, Jack Whitehall as Newt, Adria Arjona as Anathema Device and Anna Maxwell Martin as Beelzebub. There are also appearances from Nick Offerman, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Derek Jacobi, Johnny Vegas, Daniel Mays and the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Brian Cox and Frances McDormand.

Good Omens launched globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two in 2020. The series has been met with critical acclaim around the world, earning an 83% critics score and a 90% audience score on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.

The series was brought to the screen by the highly acclaimed director/executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, whose credits include Doctor Who, Outlander and the standalone Victorian episode of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television MovieGood Omens was commissioned for Amazon Prime Video and for BBC Two by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two; Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC commissioning editor Gregor Sharp. It was produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios Production, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Studios Distribution.