‘Good Omens’ weathers coronavirus lockdown in new 30th anniversary video
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's beloved satirical novel of the apocalypse, Good Omens, which became an Amazon series last year, marks the 30th anniversary of its original publication today, May 1. To celebrate, Michael Sheen and David Tennant have reprised their respective roles from the series as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley in a new short film offering a take on how the duo would fare during COVID-19 lockdown. As you'd expect, Aziraphale is relishing catching up on his reading in isolation, and doing tons of baking, although he doesn't have anyone to share it with -- except a couple of people who attempt to break into his bookshop. Crowley, meanwhile, is ready to sleep until July, and even the temptation of evilly luring people from their homes to break quarantine doesn't hold much appeal to him.
"Good Omens the book is 30," Neil writes on Twitter. "This is our present to all of you. It's to make people happy, because too many of us are sad." Watch below.