A month ago, Nicolas Parsons joined Good Omens showrunner Neil Gaiman in a recording studio in London to record "...a secret thing" for the six part fantasy drama.
The BBC has now revealed that Nicholas' role is no less than the voice of God! Neil said of working with the veteran entertainer, "He’s 92 and genial, professional and still sharp as a claw."
Correction: Neil Gaiman has since stated that Nicholas will be playing "...the Voice of Nicholas Parsons."
Based on the comedy novel written by the late Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, who adapted it for TV, Good Omens stars David Tennant as a fast living demon called Crowley and Michael Sheen as a fussy angel called Aziraphale who join forces to avert the Apocalypse.
The star-studded cast also includes Josie Lawrence, Jack Whitehall, Daniel Mays, Sian Brook, Michael McKean, Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson and Nina Sosanya.
The series is a commission for BBC Two and Amazon Prime and is currently shooting in the UK, directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Good Omens is being co-produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios, Narrativia and the Blank Corporation in association with BBC Worldwide, who are also handling international distribution. It will launch worldwide on Amazon in early 2019 with a later broadcast on BBC Two.
Photo credit: Neil Gaiman