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Jon Hamm Gets His Wings In Good Omens

From the moment that Neil Gaiman started working on an adaptation of Good Omens with the late Terry Pratchett nearly 30 years ago, the two “took joy in introducing our angels into the plot,” according to Gaiman. Now adapting the book to TV, Gaiman has done just that. According to Variety, he’s found the perfect man to play the archangel Gabriel: Mad Men and Baby Driver star Jon Hamm.

In the original novel, Gabriel served more to simply represent one side of the “ineffable” plan to set off the apocalypse. But with Hamm’s casting, Gaiman is clearly signalling that he does intend for the right hand of god to have a more prominent role in the show. Hamm, an admitted fan of the book, will embody the “tall, good-looking, charismatic, and impeccably dressed” angel because, according to Gaiman, “he is already all of these things without even having to act.”

Hamm joins a cast of experienced comedians like Miranda Richardson and Michael Mckean. Good Omens will star David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the starring roles of Crowley and Aziraphale. The series is set to stream on Amazon Prime in 2019, then air on BBC Two.


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