GOOD OMENS: Jon Hamm's Angelic Look Revealed For David Tennant Drama

The BBC has revealed a first look at Jon Hamm in costume as the Archangel Gabriel in the BBC Two/Amazon Prime comedy drama Good Omens. Jon will portray the divine entity alongside David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale when the six part adaptation of the much loved novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett hits screens in 2019.

When Jon's casting was announced back in October, he was obviously delighted to be involved in the project, stating, "I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I'd ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it."

Claire Anderson, the series costume designer said of Jon's look, "Gabriel is the leader of the angels, and the most stylish and impeccably dressed of all of them, so we chose an immaculately tailored suit that Jon Hamm wears to perfection, in light colours, along with lilac accessories to bring out Gabriel's unnerving violet eyes."

Neil Gaiman, who is also acting as showrunner, adds: "Gabriel is everything that Aziraphale isn't: he's tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he's a fan of the books and a remarkable actor."

The producers have also given sneak peeks at other actors in costume, including David Tennant and Michael Sheen, Lourdes Faberes as Pollution and Reece Shearsmith who will cameo as William Shakespeare, while Jack Whitehall was recently snapped on set filming scenes as Witchfinder Private Newton Pulsifer. 

Good Omens is a co-production by the comedy team at BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and BBC Two. 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. BBC Worldwide will distribute rights for Good Omens internationally, after the series premiere on Prime Video.

The series is currently shooting in the UK, directed by Douglas Mackinnon, and production is expected to continue into early 2018.

Photo credits: BBC, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Mackinnon, Elliott Franks


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