First Look At Jon Hamm As Archangel Gabriel In Good Omens

Jon Hamm in Good Omens (crop)

by James White |
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Last month, the news broke that Neil Gaiman had cast Jon Hamm in the TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. Now we have our first look at Hamm as the moody Archangel Gabriel, and rather than just crop the image, we thought we'd present it in its full angelic glory.

Jon Hamm in Good Omens

Gaiman is overseeing the show, which adapts the beloved novel co-written by Gaiman and Pratchett. Combining the best of both their writing styles, the tome is by turns dark, philosophical and barkingly funny. Angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) have grown rather fond of Earth and are thusly annoyed to discover that the Antichrist is going to show up and bring it to an end. "Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn't: he's tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed," says Gaiman. "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."

Though Gabriel has a relatively brief role in the book, he'll have more to do in the show's six-episode run, primarily because the Messenger of God had a beefier part in a movie version scripted by the writers that was never made.

The show, a co-production of Amazon and the BBC is currently in production in the UK and will launch globally on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, before also being shown in the UK on BBC Two at a later date.

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