Neil Gaiman & Nick Offerman talking ‘Good Omens’ TV series in NYC
As mentioned, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's satirical apocalyptic novel Good Omens is headed to Amazon Prime Video on May 31. You've seen the trailer, which introduces us to angel and demon odd couple/duo David Tennant (as the demon Crowley) and Michael Sheen (as the angel Aziraphale), as well as other characters, like Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel and Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan. For a more in-depth look behind the series, Neil Gaiman (who is also its showrunner) is doing an event at NYC's Town Hall on May 22. He'll be joined by comedian, actor and Good Omens cast member Nick Offerman as host for Neil Gaiman Talks Good Omens. From the event description:
On Wednesday May 22 at 7pm, The Town Hall presents Neil Gaiman Talks Good Omens with special guest Nick Offerman. In anticipation of the new Amazon Prime series based on the renowned novel "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this exclusive event gives the audience an inside look into the book, the series, and all we can expect from our impending doom, courtesy of celebrated author Neil Gaiman and host Nick Offerman.
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 5/14 at noon, and include a pre-signed paperback copy of Good Omens.
In Good Omens, Nick plays the U.S. Ambassador and father of Warlock, who isn't actually the antichrist, as he's expected to be. "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman," Gaiman told to Variety. "He’s a terrific performer and has to say a lot of things in 'Good Omens' that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human."