Amazon’s Good Omens finally has a trailer after years of teasing.
Good Omens, the comedic, post-apocalyptic novel by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and the late Terry Pratchett (The Colour of Magic), was a big part of Amazon’s presence at New York Comic Con. Gaiman was in attendance to talk about the show, and debut the first-look trailer. Good Omens will operate as a six-part mini-series that Amazon is co-producing alongside the BBC.
“Almost thirty years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11-year-old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse,” Gaiman said in a press release last year. “It became many people’s favorite book. Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen.”
An official synopsis for the show reads:
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist ...
Good Omens fans will be happy to learn that Gaiman has written each episode. David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) are set to star.
Good Omens premieres in 2019.