Mark Gatiss & Steve Pemberton Cast In BBC/Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’
Amazon and BBC’s adaptation of ‘Good Omens‘ has just added a couple of gentlemen to its line up – Mark Gatiss & Steve Pemberton. The two ‘League of Gentlemen’ stars with join Neil Gaiman’s six-part adaptation of the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman novel as it continues to shoot around Cape Town, South Africa.
‘Good Omens’ tells the story of the prophesied apocalypse, which will see the world come to an end next Saturday. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except for Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley (David Tennant), a fast-living demon. Both have lived among Earth’s mortals since The Beginning, are rather fond of the lifestyles, and neither are looking forward to the coming war… Oh, and someone also seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…
Gatiss & Pemberton will be taking on the roles of mysterious book-buyers Harmony and Glozier and follow in the footsteps of their fellow ‘The League of Gentlemen’ star Reece Shearsmith who was revealed last year as playing William Shakespeare.
“I’m delighted to be working with David and Michael again and of course with Steve – bringing a little film noir menace to such an exciting project,” said Gatiss. “Being bad never felt so good!”
“To be asked to fly to Cape Town with Mark and meet up with old friends David and Michael working on a script from the genius mind of Neil Gaiman…? Well, you had me at Cape Town,” adds Pemberton. “Glozier and Harmony are a small piece of the jigsaw but hopefully, one which will fit nicely into place.”
They join an already impressive cast which includes Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel, Miranda Richardson (Madame Tracy), Michael McKean (Shadwell), Jack Whitehall (Newt), Adria Arjona (Anathema Device), Anna Maxwell Martin (Beelzebub) and Derek Jacobi as the Metatron.
“Part of the joy of Good Omens is getting to see what our angel and demon have been doing during human history,” comments Gaiman. “And part of the joy as a writer is writing parts with specific actors in mind. Steve Pemberton was my only choice for Glozier and Harmony has to be Mark Gatiss, in a film noir interlude set in 1941…”
‘Good Omens‘ continues to shoot until March. It will be realised on Amazon Prime (including in the UK) at some point in the first half of 2019, then comes to BBC Two at a later date.