Amazon Studios hit New York Comic-Con this weekend with a new teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated series adaptation of “Good Omens”. The trailer was part of a panel discussion at NYCC, which also brought along new poster art and never seen before images for the crowd of fans.
The panel, moderated by Whoopi Goldberg, featured creator and showrunner Neil Gaiman, director Douglas Mackinnon, and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson talking about the experience of bringing the much-loved novel to the screen. Fans at Comic-Con were given the first sneak-peek of series – a dark, comedic story set in modern day Britain that centres on the stoic and sensible angel, Aziraphale (played by Sheen) and the suave man-about-town demon, Crowley (played by Tennant) as they join forces to prevent the coming of the Apocalypse.
According to Amazon, “Good Omens” takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon—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. The studio also states, “And…someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.”
If you are a fan of the original work, or of any of the popular actors that are appearing in the series, you can watch the new teaser-trailer below.
“Good Omens” will premiere in 2019 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.