Jon Hamm is joining the cast of Good Omens!
Maybe God does give with both hands: Jon Hamm has been cast as an angel in Amazon’s upcoming Good Omens adaptation, the production announced Monday.
Hamm will play the angel Gabriel — aka God’s primary messenger — in the series, a role that is slight in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel but which has been fleshed out for the six-part television show.
Hamm’s Gabriel is the leader of these angels, Gaiman goes on to explain, adding that the character is the antithesis of the novel’s Aziraphale (played by Master of Sex‘s Michael Sheen). “He’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccable dressed,” Gaiman adds. “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.”
Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. However, Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon (Doctor Who‘s David Tennant) — both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle — are not actually looking forward to the coming war.
Source: TV Line