Just When You Thought The Cast Couldn’t Get Any Better, David Morrissey Joins ‘Good Omens’!
The BBC/Amazon adaptation of ‘Good Omens‘ has added another spectacular actor to the already abundantly talented cast, as David Morrissey signs on to the series!
‘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…
Morrissey is set to play Captain Vincent, captain of the pleasure cruiser Morbilli. The character only makes a brief appearance in the original Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel when his ship encounters Atlantis. The actor has starred in multiple high profile dramas including ‘State of Play’, ‘The Deal’, ‘Extant’, ‘Red Riding’, ‘Doctor Who’, and of course, as The Governor in ‘The Walking Dead’. He’s most recently been appear on screen as Aulus Plautius in Sky Atlantic’s ‘Britannia’, and as Tyador Borlú in the BBC adaptation of ‘The City and the City’.
The cast for the 6-part series is nothing short of spectacular. Sheen and Tennant take the lead roles, alongside Jon Hamm As Archangel Gabriel, Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy, Michael McKean as Shadwell, Jack Whitehall as Newt, Adria Arjona as Anathema Device, Anna Maxwell Martin as Beelzebub, Mark Gatiss & Steve Pemberton as Harmony & Glozier, and Derek Jacobi as the Metatron.
‘Good Omens‘ 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.