Jon Hamm will take on a heavenly role in the upcoming Amazon adaptation of Neil Gaiman and and Terry Prachett’s Good Omens.
The series, based on the duo’s 1990 novel, focuses on Crowley (David Tennant), the original Eden serpent, and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), the Guardian of the East Gate of Heaven, as they seek out the Antichrist while the world heads into its final hours of tribulation. Their aim is to halt the End of All Things as they’ve come to enjoy their lives in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the Antichrist grows up in a quiet Oxfordshire town.
According to TV Guide, Hamm will play the Archangel Gabriel. The character had a limited presence in the original novel, but was one of the characters Gaiman and Prachett planned to expand on in both a proposed Good Omens sequel and film. “He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed,” Gaiman said of the character in a statement. “We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.”
The series is currently shooting and is expected to debut on Amazon Prime in 2019.