The creator and stars of Amazon Prime's upcoming series Good Omens dropped by New York Comic Con on Saturday to reveal new details about the upcoming series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name. The drama follows Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), an angel, and Crowley (David Tennant), a demon, as they work together to prevent the End of Times brought on by none other than Satan's son, the Antichrist (Sam Taylor Buck). Saturday's panel, moderated by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring Neil Gaiman, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, featured two clips, cheeky banter between the cast, and the first incredible trailer of the Amazon series.
In the first clip, Aziraphale and Crowley are returning home after a failed trip to track down the missing Antichrist and Crowley has some ~thoughts~ on Aziraphale's music choices. Crowley quips, "You know if you lined up a million people and asked them to describe the Velvet Underground, none of them would say bebop." The curious barb never quite lands, though, as Aziraphale becomes preoccupied with Agnes Nutter's Book of Prophecies and runs off with it to the book shop.
In the second clip, the angel Gabriel (Hamm) deigns to come down to earth and visit Aziraphale at the book shop. In an attempt to blend, Gabriel rolls in and announces he'd like to buy one of the shop's material objects. His delightful angel henchman reminds him it's called a book, and that it's probably pornography. Gabriel, of course, remembers that humans are so easily embarrassed and demands that they should go buy their pornography in private. In the back, the shoddily erected cover drops and they start to discuss business until they catch a hint of evil. Aziraphale blames it on the Jeffrey Archer books, even though we all really know it's Crowley.
And finally, the cast showed off the brand new teaser trailer which you can watch above. Between the eons-spanning friendship of Aziraphale and Crowley and the all the hints at adventures to come, Good Omens looks ready to blow us off our feet. Welcome to the End Times.
The amazing first look at Good Omens is a huge reassurance to fans. Many attempts have been made to bring the story to screen before, including a 2002 movie helmed by Terry Gilliam that didn't happen, but Amazon Prime is finally bringing the beloved property to your eyeballs and it looks like they're doing it right. The series almost didn't happen this time either, though. When Pratchett died in 2015, Gaiman didn't want to work on anything Good Omens related without his collaborator and long-time friend. But right before his death, Pratchett appealed to Gaiman to work on the adaptation without him, so Gaiman felt galvanized to write the six-episode limited series to carry on the legacy of his friend.
Good Omens is the second Gaiman TV adaption to hit your screens in the last year, which featured the premiere of American Gods on Starz.
Good Omens will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2019.