News: Nick Offerman Joins The Cast Of Good Omens - Based Off Of The Novel From Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

 Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) has joined the already large and impressive cast of Amazon and BBC’s supernatural drama Good Omens. Offerman is set to play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock in the six-part series, which is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. 

 He joins Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale, David Tennant as demon Crowley, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Adria Arjona, Nina Sosanya, Ned Dennehy and Ariyon Bakare. Gaiman said that:

“There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human."  

Offerman added that:

 “If you had told me when I first read Good Omens in the early 90’s that I would one day visit South Africa to giggle with Neil Gaiman at laptop-screened footage of Dr. Who and David Frost dancing because I was assaying a role in the adaptation of said book, I would likely have offered to purchase some of whatever you must be smoking. But here I am, still giggling at the luck of it.”

 Principal photography began in London earlier this year and shooting will take place until the summer in London, Oxfordshire, and South Africa. The series is expected to be released sometime in 2019.

 Good Omens is equal parts comedy, horror, fantasy and drama that was originally published in 1990. The Apocalypse is nearing and Final Judgment is set to descend upon the human species. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan, except for an angel and demon that have been enjoying their cozy and comfortable surroundings in England. Aziraphale, the fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, look to sabotage the coming of the end of times. Along with that, a mix-up at the hospital has led to the misplacement of the Antichrist. 

Good Omens is being produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide which is handling international rights.