Who doesn’t love a good story about the end of the world? Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens is probably one of the funniest in that category, and now people will get to experience it in a whole new way. Amazon Prime has adapted the book into a limited series for its streaming service, and we finally get a good look at how it’s all going to go down in the full trailer.
The show follows a few different plot lines, but the big draw in the trailer is the buddy duo of Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon. They’ve been friends since back when Adam and Eve were still in Eden, but they come to find they’ve got a small problem. Years ago, there was an error and now they’ve misplaced the Antichrist, aka the child who will trigger the great final war between Heaven and Hell.
We also see Adam, said Antichrist, and his group of friends in a small village in England, as well as Anathema Device and Newton Pulsifer who are trying to prevent the end with the prophecies of Anathema’s witch ancestor Agnes Nutter. All the while the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who we finally get to see, are on their way and causing chaos. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. The book manages to balance out the narratives and make it work, but we’ll have to see if the show can do the same.
There are a lot of big names working on this show. From Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley, to Frances McDormand and Benedict CUmberbatch as the voice of God and Satan, respectively. Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Michael McKean, Daniel Mays, Derek Jacobi, Mark Gatiss, Anna Maxwell Martin, and more will get screen time in this fight to the end.
There will be six 60-minute episodes, all written by Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.
Good Omens premieres on Amazon Prime on May 31, 2019.