It looks like Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme is going to lend a hand in Amazon’s Good Omens television adaptation.
Neil Gaiman, the author who co-wrote the original Good Omens novel together with Terry Pratchett, just recently attended the Television Critics Association press tour. The writer who also serves as the Good Omens series executive producer went on the show’s panel and announced additions to its cast (via ComicBook.com), revealing that the Amazon series’ Satan would be voiced by none other than Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War actor, Benedict Cumberbatch.
“It’s a giant animated Satan," Gaiman said during the panel. "He turns up and we needed a performance that works. So we found a young British help that needed a lot of direction from Douglas… Benedict Cumberbatch."
Satan is expected to appear in Good Omens sixth episode. Interestingly enough, the character will have the ultimate foil with Frances McDormand playing the voice of God in the series.
For those who’ve yet to read the book or follow news regarding the show, Good Omens follows the misadventures of Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale and David Tennant’s Crowley. The angel and demon team embark on a mission to find a misplaced 11-year-old Antichrist in the show’s crumbling world and the two find themselves in all sorts of shenanigans along the way.
“[Crowley is] a demon, who’s been stationed on earth since the Garden of Eden, who ends up teaming up with his opposite number, Aziraphale, played by Michael Sheen, to avert the oncoming apocalypse,” Tennant said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “They decide that actually, they quite like their life on earth as it is, and humanity being wiped out would mean they’d have to go back and live in heaven and hell, which is not a prospect that particularly cheers them. So they set out to undermine the coming of the Antichrist.”
It’s going to be one hell of a ride for Crowley and Aziraphale.
Good Omens premieres on May 31, 2019.