The latest cast member joining Good Omens has been revealed: Josie Lawrence will be taking on the role of Agnes Nutter, the 17th Century witch and author of the only entirely acurate book of prophecies ever written. The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production and will be launched by Amazon Prime Video in 2019, and shown at a later date on BBC Two. David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as fast-living demon Crowley and fussy angel Aziraphale respectively.
Neil Gaiman, who has written the screenplays for the series, made the announcement today via Twitter, saying: "I'm thrilled and utterly delighted to announce that Agnes Nutter in the Good Omens TV series will be played by Josie Lawrence."
Josie, who is currently performing in Mother Courage in the Southwark Playhouse, responded: "I’m so thrilled too - filming Agnes and opening Mother Courage in the same week - how can I not be? Powerful women!".
It's deja vu for Josie, who previously played Agnes in the 2014 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the novel.
Previously confirmed cast members include Adria Arjona (Anathema Device), Nina Sosanya (Sister Mary Loquacious), Jack Whitehall (Newt), Michael McKean (Shadwell), Miranda Richardson (Madame Tracy), Daniel Mays (Arthur Young), Sian Brookes (Deirdre Young), Sam Taylor Buck (Adam Young) Ned Dennehy (Hastur), Ariyon Bakare (Ligur) and John Hamm (Gabriel).
Aziraphale and Crowley have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and of each other. So it’s really terrible news for both of them that, if Heaven and Hell have their way, the world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis has risen, tempers are flaring. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse are ready to ride. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…
Good Omens will be brought to the screen by the highly acclaimed director Douglas Mackinnon, whose credits include Doctor Who, Outlander and the standalone Victorian episode of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Filming will continue over the next four months in London, Oxfordshire and South Africa.