Devoted fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will be pleased to know that production on Amazon and BBC’s adaptation of the novel has begun in London. To commemorate the beginning of filming, Gaiman (who also wrote the scripts for the adaptation) shared a photo of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen on set.
Tennant portrays demon Crowley, with Sheen as angel Aziraphale. The novel takes place as the apocalypse approaches, with Crowley and Aziraphale, having grown accustomed to their settings in England, “misplacing” the Antichrist to delay the inevitable End Times.
Also on set was Rob Wilkins, personal assistant to the late Terry Pratchett, tweeting some photos of his own.
Next to Gaiman in Wilkins’s photos is director Douglas Mackinnon, who has helmed episodes of Doctor Who and Sherlock. Other than Tennant and Sheen, cast members include (per Deadline) Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Ned Dennehy and Ariyon Bakare.
Gaiman acts as showrunner on the series, and, as aforementioned, wrote scripts for all six parts of this series as part of Terry Pratchett’s final wishes (one of his other requests being to literally steamroll his remaining and unpublished work).
Good Omens will stream on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, and will later air on BBC Two in the United Kingdom.