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Last summer, Amazon was able to announce the showrunners for their The Lord of the Rings series, Patrick McKay and JD Payne. But since then, news on Lord of the Rings has been largely kept in shadow, with a few images of maps and the announcement of one potential cast member in Markella Kavenagh.

Today’s Amazon executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour was another opportunity for a few more incremental updates. Find out more about their planned location, scripting, and casting below, and learn what Amazon executives said about another season of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Read More »

good omens review

Filmmakers have been trying to adapt Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel Good Omens for decades. While Pratchett is no longer with us, Gaiman is finally doing it himself and the result is a six-episode miniseries. 

In the series, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) are friends who enjoy Earth quite a bit. So when the antichrist comes of age and begins kickstarting the apocalypse, Crowley and Aziraphale work to prevent it, even though both Heaven and Hell want it to happen.

Gaiman spoke with /Film outside a room at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles. He revealed how much of Good Omens was inspired by director Terry Gilliam’s development work and how he decided what still had to be cut from the book. We also spoke about his upcoming reboot of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller. Good Omens premieres Friday, May 31 on Amazon.

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good omens review

The road to a good screen adaptation of a beloved book is paved with good intentions, but often littered with bad executions. But if a show were made of pure good intentions, it would be Amazon’s Good Omens, which is a show eager — even desperate — to do justice to its source material. And thanks to the delightfully absurd performances by stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen and an irreverent Monty Python-inspired touch from director Douglas Mackinnon, it just about succeeds.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens.
  • Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series.
  • Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood.
  • Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series.
  • John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia.

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good omens teaser

When you think of Armaggedon, the first thought is of death, destruction, and the sinister Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And while all of those are present in Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming fantasy-comedy series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name is going to introduce all of those things with a twinkle in its eye. That’s including the Antichrist at the center of this whole end-of-the-earth thing, who happens to be an angelic-looking 11-year-old boy who only dreams of spaceships and hell.

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‘Good Omens’ Trailer: Welcome to the End Times

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So this is how the world ends: with a raucously cool new trailer for Good Omens. Who could have predicted that we’d get a brand new trailer for the forthcoming Amazon fantasy-comedy series based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett? But here it is, and it’s got something big to lay on us.

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good omens cast

Death never sounded so good. Brian Cox, who has recently been starring in the HBO series Succession, has been tapped to play the voice of Death in the forthcoming Amazon TV series Good Omens based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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When Neil Gaiman‘s name is attached to anything, you can expect something weird and wonderful. And it already looks like we’ll get that tenfold with the upcoming Amazon series Good Omens.

Gaiman is marking his first time as series showrunner with the adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett‘s satirical fantasy novel, but it was still a question of how much of that signature Gaiman gothic flair would make it to the series. Based on the Good Omens opening credits: plenty.

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benedict cumberbatch Good Omens

Amazon presented a panel on their upcoming series Good Omens on the last day of the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where they announced the show’s official premiere date. Author and showrunner Neil Gaiman was on the panel with stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant and executive producer and director Douglas Mackinnon, where they revealed that Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the series opposite Frances McDormand as God. Here are four things we learned about Amazon’s Good Omens. Read More »

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The heavens truly are blessing us today: The first Good Omens trailer is here.

The Amazon Prime series finally brings the acclaimed Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel to life, and there’s no one better to headline the dark comedy than David Tennant and Michael Sheen. The duo star as a demon and angel, respectively, who work together to stop the apocalypse prophesied to be brought about by none other than Satan’s son, the Antichrist (Sam Taylor Buck).

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