Good Omens Release Date Set for May, Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Satan

Good Omens Release Date Set for May, Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Satan

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Michael Sheen, David Tennant in Good Omens (inset) Benedict Cumberbatch

Highlights
  • Good Omens releases May 31, 2019 on Prime Video
  • Benedict Cumberbatch will cameo as Satan
  • Neil Gaiman created the show, based on his own book

Amazon Prime Video has announced a release date for its adaptation of Good Omens, the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. All six episodes of Good Omens will be available May 31, 2019 on Prime Video globally. Additionally, Gaiman has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will cameo as Satan in the final episode of Good Omens, as a “giant, animated 400-foot high” version of the devil. Cumberbatch joins the likes of Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Miranda Richardson (Sleepy Hollow), and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as guest stars on Good Omens.

Set in modern day, Amazon's Good Omens finds the demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) trying to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and thereby, the apocalypse. But Crowley and Aziraphale can't seem to find the Antichrist. In the book, the Antichrist, known as Adam, is involved in a hospital mix-up at birth and ends up growing up with the wrong family in a village. Gaiman created the Amazon series, which has been directed in its entirety by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who).

The Good Omens cast also includes Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland), Josie Lawrence (Whose Line Is It Anyway?, EastEnders), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim Uprising), Mireille Enos (The Killing), Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals), Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9), Nina Sosanya (W1A), Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders), Ariyon Bakare (A Respectable Trade), Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Sian Brooke and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock).

Good Omens is out May 31, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.

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