clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Good Omens trailer shows off Death, demons, and Jon Hamm as an angel

And the soundtrack is Queen, of course

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Spaceships, kraken, hellhounds, angels, demons — the rich visual world of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, Good Omens, is finally realized in the first full trailer for the Amazon Studios-produced TV series based on it.

The 1990 novel is loosely about a demon and angel teaming up to sway the allegiance of the growing Anti-Christ, but to say that it spirals out quite significantly from there is something of an understatement. Two of Britain’s greatest modern fantasy authors combined their talents in a book brimming with prophecies, witches, Satanic nuns, and Death, War, Famine, and Pollution becoming the Four Motorcyclists of the Apocalypse.

Part parody of the 1976 film The Omen, part deconstruction of faith, part Discworld book, part send-up of New Age trends and all-parts funny, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch — to use its full title — was something neither writer could have created on their own. Although the two had pledged never to work anything related to the book without the other, Gaiman was moved to pen and executive produce the Amazon series after reading a posthumous letter Pratchett wrote for him.

Amazon’s Good Omens stars David Tennant as Crowley, a demon; Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, an angel; and Sam Taylor Buck as Adam, an Anti-Christ. Other cast members include Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Mark Gatiss, and Frances McDormand and Benedict Cumberbatch as the voices of God and the Devil, respectively.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.