Nick Offerman Has Joined Neil Gaiman's GOOD OMENS Series!
Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman is the latest actor to join the cast of Amazon and BBC’s supernatural drama Good Omens. The show is based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name.
According to Deadline, Offerman will play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock in the six-part series, which follows a Demon and an Angel right before the end of the world who don't want it to happen yet. Michael Sheen is taking on the role of the angel Aziraphale and David Tannant is playing the demon. You can see what their characters look like here.
Gaiman had this to say about the casting:
"There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human."
"If you had told me when I first read ‘Good Omens’ in the early 90’s that I would one day visit South Africa to giggle with Neil Gaiman at laptop-screened footage of Dr. Who and David Frost dancing because I was assaying a role in the adaptation of said book, I would likely have offered to purchase some of whatever you must be smoking. But here I am, still giggling at the luck of it."
The cast also includes Jon Hamm, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Ned Dennehy, Ariyon Bakare, Mark Gatiss, Derek Jacobi and Miranda Richardson.
This series has such a great cast and the fact that Nick Oferman is now a part of it makes it even better!
Seen here testing local drums for a 2 year old for volume+suitability (none of them were loud enough): our Secret Guest Star. Ladies, Gentlemen & All Others, as the father (sort of) of Warlock Dowling, the (Not-) Antichrist,I present the temporarily beardless Mr @Nick_Offerman. pic.twitter.com/SLen4qKs7b— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 6, 2018