A slew of cast additions have been announced for Amazon and BBC Two’s new series Good Omens.
The 6-part series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name, will feature Anna Maxwell Martin as Beelzebub and Mireille Enos, Lourdes Faberes and Yusuf Gatewood as the Horsemen of the Apocalypse – War, Pollution and Famine respectively.
The new additions join previously announced stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant who play lead characters Arizaphale and Crowley.
Commenting on the casting, showrunner Neil Gaiman says: “We already have a stellar cast, and now Anna Maxwell Martin will be the Beelzebub of our dreams. Well, nightmares.”
Mireille Enos says: “A script this clever, this smart, this current is very rare. How could I turn down playing one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse??? Especially with the incredible group who’s come together to make it. It’s going to be FUN!”
As regards the Fourth Horseperson of the Apocalypse, showrunner Neil Gaiman says only, “We are hoping that Death will be played by…DEATH.”
Good Omens was commissioned for Amazon Prime Video and for BBC Two by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two; Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC commissioning editor Gregor Sharp.
The series will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date.