Michael Sheen and David Tennant set to star in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

Michael Sheen and David Tennant set to star in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

Michael Sheen and David Tennant set to star in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

Michael Sheen and David Tennant are poised to take the lead roles in a TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been reported.

The duo will play an angel and a demon who are not very enthusiastic about the end of the world in the co-production between Amazon and the BBC.

Neil Gaiman (Ian West/PA)

Sheen will play angel Aziraphale, while Tennant will play demon Crowley in the six-part comedy series, according to entertainment trade magazine Variety.

Good Omens is Gaiman’s first novel, which he wrote in collaboration with Pratchett.

Sheen told Variety: “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since.

Michael Sheen (Ian West/PA)

“To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting.

“And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”

David Tennant (Jonathan Brady/PA)

When the series was first announced in January, Gaiman, who will serve as showrunner, said: “Almost 30 years ago Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11 year-old Antichrist, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse.

“It became many people’s favourite book. 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 was alive to see it.”

Good Omens will broadcast on the BBC in the UK in 2018, following its premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

A spokeswoman for Amazon declined to comment on the casting reports.

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