While Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s Good Omens is a BBC radio drama, and RadioTimes has a first listen, they also offer a first look with members of the cast acting out snippets of their parts.
We only see the bottom half of the actors’ face, which does bring our attention to the words being said, like a radio program, versus being distracted by facial expressions or movement.
The novel, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, was published in 1990, and this is the first time it’s being adapted into a broadcast performance. The story follows the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, who put their differences aside, and team up to stop the Antichrist Adam, and his gang, from bringing an end to the world.
Here are some of the cast members delivering a short, but impactful, line:
Colin Morgan makes a declaration as Newt.
Peter Serafinowicz and Mark Heap appear together as the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale respectively.
Charlotte Ritchie portrays Anathema Device, a descendant of the witch Agnus Nutter.
Three of the four horsemen, played by Jim Norton, Paterson Joseph and Harry Lloyd, are on deck.
In addition to the above, the cast is rounded out with Josie Lawrence (Skins), Paterson Joseph (Peep Show), Clive Russell (Game of Thrones), Julia Deakin (Spaced), Louise Brealey (Sherlock), Simon Jones (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Arsher Ali (Four Lions), Phil Davis (Silk), and Mark Benton (Waterlooo Road).
The broadcast will air mid-December, in five half-hour episodes, five days in a row.
What do you think so far?
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