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Geekery: ‘Good Omens’ – Satan thy Name is Cumberbatch

Feb 19 2019


Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s dark comedy about a demon and an angel try to fend off the apocalypse is coming to Amazon in May with a newly announced devil.

The beloved novel has been turned into a radio drama for BBC Radio 4 featuring the voices of Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz. Now it’s getting the small screen treatment with a 6 part series directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock). Author Neil Gaiman is showrunner and adapted the screenplay.

“A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.”

The cast that has been assembled is a who’s who – Frances McDormand is God; Lourdes Faberes, Mireille Enos, Yusuf Gatewood are horsemen of the apocalypse; Derek Jacobi is Metatron; plus Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, and a bunch of BBC regulars.

The most recent news: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Satan, the series is out May 31st, and here are the neat, animated opening credits:


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