Jon Hamm Set to Play The Archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman's GOOD OMENS Series
Mad Men star Jon Hamm has joined David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens.
Hamm will take on the role of the archangel Gabriel, who is the primary messenger of God. The character doesn't have a big role in the book, but he will have a bigger role in the series. When talking about that, Gaiman had this to say in a statement:
“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.”
Jon Hamm is apparently a big fan of Neil Gaiman's novel and when talking about joining the project, he said:
“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.”
Hamm will make a fantastic addition to the cast and it seems like a great role for him to take on. It will be fun to see him as this character. There's no doubt that he'll give a solid performance.
We recently got our first look at David Tennant and Michael Sheen as the two main characters, who are an angel and demon.
The story is about a Demon and an Angel right before the end of the world who don't want it to happen yet. Sheen is taking on the role of the angel Aziraphale and Tennant is playing the demon, Crowley in the six-part series which has already started filming.
Gaiman went on to talk about Gabriel's role in the series, saying:
“He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t. He’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act.”
Hamm also joins the previously cast Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, and Adria Arjona.
Good Omens will be released on Amazon Prime in 2019.