Good Omens Gets A Premiere Date And Finds Its Satan In Benedict Cumberbatch

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The end is nigh.

(Which is, coincidentally, not a huge surprise given the state of things.)

In 2019, the long-awaited live action adaptation of Good Omens will officially hit our various screens via Amazon Studios. The project follows various groups of Heaven, Hell, and Earth as they try to either prevent or commence that Apocalypse. Except, it seems, someone has misplaced the Anti-Christ. Whoopsie.

The cast, which stars David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, sounds pretty perfect. (Though we weren’t sure about some costume choices at first, lookin’ at you long-haired Crowley.) Also in the cast are Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Miranda Richardson, and Michael McKean.

The teasers? They looked sublime.

Now, we have the final two puzzle pieces for the upcoming series. We know when it’ll premiere and we know who is playing Satan. (No. It’s not any of the other TV Satans.)

Neil Gaiman, who co-wrote the book with the late and great Sir Terry Pratchett and penned the show, announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in Good Omens. Of course, it’s Cumberbatch playing the Devil. I’m trying not to be so amused, but it’s tough.

The show will also drop all six of its episodes on May 31st. In addition, we got our first look at the opening titles, which do look pretty cool. You can check those out below.

Bec Heim