Jon Hamm Joins the Cast of Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’ as Archangel Gabriel
Back in January it was revealed that, due to the success of American Gods -the television adaptation of the Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name- Amazon had decided to adapt another one of his novels, Good Omens.
The novel, written in collaboration with Terry Pratchett, tells the story of the Apocalypse -the Biblical one- from a satire point of view, as angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley realized that the Antichrist they had to care has been misplaced.
In August it was announced that actors Michael Sheen and David Tennant will play the main roles, as Aziraphale and Crowley respectively.
Now, it was revealed by Entertainment Weekly that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) will join the cast of this limited series as archangel Gabriel, the messenger of God and the antithesis of everything Aziraphale represents, according to Neil Gaiman, who’s also show runner of Good Omens.
“He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: He’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.”
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Good Omens is expected to premiere on Amazon in 2019, no specific date.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.