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19/09/2017

Filming Commences On Good Omens

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Principle photography has commenced on BBC Two's new six-part series Good Omens.

Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as lead characters Aziraphale and Crowley. Filming will take place over the next six months in London, Oxfordshire and South Africa.

Combining humour, horror, fantasy and drama, it is written by Neil Gaiman who is serving as Showrunner. The series will launch in the UK in 2019 on Prime Video before going on to BBC Two at a later date.

Confirmed to be joining Sheen and Tennant in the cast are Adria Arjona (Anathema Device), Nina Sosanya (Sister Mary Loquacious), Jack Whitehall (Newt), Michael McKean (Shadwell), Miranda Richardson (Madame Tracy), Ned Dennehy (Hastur) and Ariyon Bakare (Ligur).

Good Omens was commissioned for Amazon Prime Video by Amazon Studios and for BBC Two by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two; Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC commissioning editor Gregor Sharp. It is being produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide.

Good Omens will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date. BBC Worldwide distributes rights for Good Omens internationally, after the series premiere on Prime Video. The series will be brought to the screen by director/executive producer Douglas Mackinnon.

Neil Gaiman said: "People have fallen in love with an angel and a demon in a book by Terry Pratchett and me, and they have been excited and nervous to see how they would appear on screen – and I was probably the most nervous and excited of all. This is a first look. Michael Sheen is the best and finest of bookseller angels, David Tennant the coolest and most delightful of demons. Together they are one hell of a double act (or do I mean one made in Heaven?)."

Image credit: Neil Gaiman Twitter (@neilhimself).

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