Gaiman also posted today a photo of himself on set with director Douglas Mackinnon.
Shooting has now begun on the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens novel, a much-loved comedy about a demon and an angel attempting to avert the end of days, favoring their comfortable lives in Britain to the prospect of an all-out Biblical apocalypse. The Twitter account of late Good Omens co-author Terry Pratchett shared the first image of David Tennant and Michael Sheen in costume as the otherworldly pair for the upcoming Amazon series, showing the two serving looks as the popular literary characters.
Amazon's Good Omens takes place in 2018, with the world on the brink of the apocalypse. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan - except that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Having lived on Earth for a long time, enjoying its perks and having grown fond of it, Aziraphale and Crowley aren't happy to learn the end is nigh and go on a mission to sabotage the End of Times.
A proposed film version, to be directed by Terry Gilliam, failed to get off the ground in the early 2000s. The miniseries also stars Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Ned Dennehy, and Ariyon Bakare.
Filming is now underway on the six-part series based on Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's critically acclaimed novel.
Good Omens will be directed and executive produced by Emmy victor Douglas Mackinnon, known for Sherlock and Outlander. The series is aiming for a 2019 premiere.