“Good Omens” has found its voice of death in Brian Cox.
Neil Gaiman made the announcement Tuesday on his Twitter account, writing “So for anybody wondering… The amazing Brian Cox plays Death in #GoodOmens. This is what Death looks like, when he’s not on a motorbike anyway. (Watch the trailer tomorrow.)”
Amazon will debut the six-episode adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s acclaimed fantasy novel, which stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as an angel and demon, respectfully, who form an unlikely friendship over centuries of living comfortably on Earth.
Set as the end of the world approaches, the series follows fussy angel, Aziraphale (Sheen), and a loose-living demon, Crowley (Tennant), who are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon as the end of the world approaches. When they lose the Antichrist — an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days – they are forced to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late.
The cast also includes Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel, Frances McDormand as the Voice of God and Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan.
Gaiman serves as showrunner with Douglas MacKinnon directing all six episodes. Produced by BBC Studios, Amazon Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia. Gaiman, MacKinnon, Chris Sussman, Simon Winstone and Rob Wilkins serve as Executive Producers.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 5, 2019