First photo of Crowley and Aziraphale from Good Omens

Good Omens David Tennant Michael SheenThe first photo of Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, The Queen) as Aziraphale and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as Crowley has been released by the BBC, whipping up fans’ excitement about the upcoming six-part television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel, Good Omens.

The show will also star Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Blackadder), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), and Jack Whitehall (Bad Education.) It will be a BBC Two/Amazon co-production.

Gaiman expressed his excitement about the project:

“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.”

He said that Sheen would make “the best and finest of bookseller angels” while Tennant would be “the coolest and most delightful of demons” and based on this first photo, it certainly looks it.

As previously reported, Good Omens was released in 1990 and is the darkly comic tale of the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale working together to deal with the Antichrist who just happens to be a schoolboy growing up in rural England.

Gaiman had previously refused to do anything without Pratchett, who passed away in March 2015 from Alzheimer’s disease, but he has since changed his mind, much to fans’ delight.

Good Omens RadioGood Omens was most recently adapted in 2014 into a BBC 4 radio drama starring Mark Heap as Crowley and Peter Serafinowicz as Aziraphale along with Louise Brealey, Phil Davis, Mark Benton, Colin Morgan, Paterson Joseph, Josie Lawrence, Jim Norton, Adam Thomas Wright, and Hollie Burgess, with cameos from Gaiman and Pratchett themselves.

Watch this space to learn more about the BBC adaptation of Good Omens. It is set to launch on Amazon Prime in 2019 and then shown on BBC Two at a later date.