If you’ve ever envisioned a devil and an angel on your shoulders, you might want to revise your image. Amazon‘s got a better one. David Tennant and Michael Sheen are to play disillusioned demon and angel, Aziraphale and Crowley, in Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s book, Good Omens.  Gaiman tweeted the first pic of the two in character, Monday. And, they look amazing. 

The hilarious horror-comedy novel, which Deadline describes as “equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama” is about two supernatural creatures, Aziraphale, a kind of finicky angel and Crowley, a demon who takes chances and lives fast, who are really not into fighting the war of good vs. evil.  

The six-part series has started shooting in London, and Gaiman seems pretty excited. Gaiman was quoted as saying, “People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen — and I was probably the most nervous and excited of all… Michael Sheen is the best and finest of bookseller angels, David Tennant the coolest and most delightful of demons. Together they are one hell of a double act (or do I mean one made in Heaven?)” after tweeting out the picture of the two actors in costume.  

Emmy-winning director Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Outlander and Sherlock: The Abominable Bride) is directing and executive producing the project.

The series will be available on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, and on BBC2 after that.  


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