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David Tennant, Michael Sheen to Star in Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens TV Show

Just yesterday, we noticed that David Tennant was hanging around the set of Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones season two, but it turns out that getting creeped out by Kilgrave is thankfully not the only Tennant we’ve got in our future. He’s also set to bring Good Omens to life alongside Michael Sheen.

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Variety broke the news that the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel would come to TV, from Amazon, in six half-hour episodes, though Amazon declined to comment. Michael Sheen, on the other hand, seems too excited not to, saying, “I first read Good Omens as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since. To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”

So the era of peak TV continues, and we all reap the benefits. We’ve all been thoroughly enjoying Starz’s take on Gaiman’s American Gods, so it only makes sense that one of the streaming TV competitors would head to the same well for some more original content offerings—though it will also air on BBC in the U.K. after its initial Amazon exclusivity.

Sheen will play Aziraphale, an angel, and Tennant will take on the role of the demon Crowley, as they attempt to stave off the end times and deal with a rogue Antichrist, in order to continue enjoying their existence in England. Any and all David Tennant in our lives certainly makes our existence more enjoyable, especially as a mildly evil character in a comedy.

(via Variety, image: Showtime/ITV)

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