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Jon Hamm Joins The Cast Of Good Omens

October 2, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Jon Hamm has a more important job than an ad executive now. TVLine reports that the actor has signed on to star in Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, where he will play the angel Gabriel. In the series Gabriel is God’s primary messenger. It was smaller in the fantasy novel Gaiman wrote with Terry Pratchett but has been expanded for the six-episode series.

Gaiman said: “Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel. There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost 30 years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.

Gabriel is now the leader of the angels and is the opposite of Azriaphale (Michael Sheen). He added: “He’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccable dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.

Here’s a synopsis: Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. However, Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon (Doctor Who‘s David Tennant) — 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 war.

Hamm added: “I read Good Omens almost 20 years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago, Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.

The series is being filmed now and will debut in 2019.

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