With teasers and gossip and anticipation abound, we’re all waiting not too patiently for the Good Omens adaptation to start on Amazon, and now Neil Gaiman has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the adaptation.
Gaiman says that Cumberbatch’s Prince of Darkness will be a giant animated Satan who appears 400 feet high. The star, known for Sherlock and other things, will appear on episode six of the series and we now also have a release date of 31st May too!
We already know that David Tennant and Michael Sheen are taking on the two main roles of Crowley and Aziraphale respectively, and it’s also announced that Frances McDormand will provide the voice of God. Other cameos in the series are to include Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman.
The show will be based on the novel of the same name written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The series is produced by BBC and Amazon Studios and for those who don’t have Amazon Prime, we’re promised it’ll appear on the BBC in some time in the Autumn.
We don’t have long to wait now, the confirmed release date is 31st May and below is the latest trailer showing the opening title sequence from the series.