Get an Inside Look at David Tennant in “Good Omens”!
It’s been almost a year since we learned that David Tennant would star in the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, and at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans were finally given a preview of the first season, which is set to premiere in 2019.
Watch below for a glimpse of Tennant in his role as Crowley, a demon.
Author Neil Gaiman was also on hand at SDCC to answer questions about the show. Among the information shared was that, while much of the cast had read Good Omens prior to being cast, David Tennant was an exception.
Many of those we cast have read the book and love the book […] David Tennant – who knew me already – has never read the book so we had to get him by sending him the script.
Of course, Good Omens has no shortage of loyal fans, with or without David Tennant, as Gaiman was quick to point out.
With Good Omens it’s weird – the book was published 28 years ago and there’s a fan base built in…It’s my obligation to give them what makes them happy, but also to give them what they don’t know they want yet. If I didn’t, they’d be walking away unsatisfied. So I have to do both because you don’t know you’ll love it just yet.
Also revealed was that actress Frances McDormand will play God. Gaiman shared the unusual story of her casting with the audience:
We knew God had to be a woman, and we were looking at great American actress…and then one day out of the blue I got an email from Frances McDormand asking to borrow my house in Scotland and we had never met before…so I emailed back and said yes, ‘Oh by the way can you play this part?’ … She’s visiting the house in August, but don’t worry, if she doesn’t like it we’ve already recorded all her parts.
There are still several months to go until Good Omens premieres on Amazon Prime, but this new information should keep fans happy for a while! Have you read Good Omens? How do you think the adaptation is looking so far?