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David Tennant and Michael Sheen nab lead roles in Gaiman and Pratchett’s Good Omens TV adaptation…

August 15th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well, this is indeed a…. Good Omen.

Word is that Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s masterful apocalypse comedy, Good Omens is coming to the small screen thanks to the folks at Amazon and best of all, it will star Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the show’s two leads.

And just who are the leads? Well, it’s the story of Aziraphale (Sheen) and Angel who lives on earth and his best but somewhat unlikely friend, Crowley (Tennant) a demon who also dwells in the mortal realm. And the two of them must come together to stop the coming apocalypse.

And the book is hilarious. So we hope the show can capture the mood and tone of the original tale.

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

“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.”

 

This is exciting news, I remember falling in love with the book in my teens and I’m pretty excited for this casting.

Any fans in the house? Let us know your thoughts….

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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