The march of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens to television screens continues forward, with the latest news being a first look at David Tennant and Michael Sheen in costume as Crowley and Aziraphale. The official Terry Pratchett twitter account tweeted out an image of the two earlier today:
Beyond that image, we also know a lot more casting information about the show now. It’s been announced that Jack Whitehall will take on the role of Newt alongside Michael McKean as Sgt. Shadwell. Filling out that corner of the story, Miranda Richardson will play the psychic/courtesan Madame Tracy.
We importantly also know that Adria Arjona will play Anathema Device, the descendant of prophetic witch Agnes Nutter. In less notable parts of the cast, we have Nina Sosanya as Sister Mary Loquacious, Ned Dennehy as Hastur, and Ariyon Bakare as Ligur. No word yet on who will play the Horsemen, Adam, or the rest of Adam’s gang.
Good Omens is expected to be released in 2019.
Via Twitter, Variety, DarkHorizons
What kind of episode do we record after spending forty-five minutes trying to get our cameras to work and failing? Apparently a fairly normal one, albeit an audio only installment. In this, we discuss the Good Omens casting news, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and Netflix’s atrocious Death Note adaptation. Then we hit the con scene, where we talk about the Avalon Expo organizer disappearing mid-con and how much fun we had at Geek.kon last weekend.
And yes, we address the Nazi cosplayer and a bunch of other stuff.
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We’ve known for a while that Neil Gaiman was adapting his and Terry Pratchett’s amazing novel Good Omens for television. The series eventually landed at Amazon, and is being co-produced by BBC studios. The big news everyone has been waiting on though is who the heck are going to play Aziraphale and Crowley?
Well, thanks to Variety, we now know. According to the publication, Michael Sheen and David Tennant have been respectively cast as the Angel and Demon. Sheen is best known for his roles in the Twilight saga and Masters of Sex, but to me he’ll always be 30 Rock‘s “Wesley Snipes.” David Tennant is, of course, David Tennant.
The casting is pretty ideal (even if Tennant’s a little thin for how I always pictured Crawley). Often I get nervous when my favorite books get adapted for screen, but since Neil Gaiman himself actually wrote the six episodes and is showrunning, I’m pretty confident we’ll get something true to the text at least.
Look, I’m just going to say it: Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble is the best companion of the New-Who era of Doctor Who. The only debate on the subject we ever have here at Nerd & Tie is whether or not she’s the best companion from all of Doctor Who or not. That said, she only appeared as a regular for one season/series of the show, and considering the way she departed the show, we were pretty sure we wouldn’t experience more adventures with her.
Well, guess what? We were wrong.
Big Finish has announced that they’ll be putting out a new adventure set during the fourth season/series of Doctor Who with both David Tennant and Catherine Tate to reprise their roles.
The audio drama will premiere in May of 2016, but you can preorder it now if you feel like it.
So take this with a massive tablespoon of salt, but it’s a rumor so fun I can’t help but bring it up. Apparently, the most recent crazy-ass rumor is that both David Tennant and Paul McGann will show up in this upcoming series of Doctor Who.
The David Tennant part may be more solid, as rumor has it that they’re shooting scenes that take place during ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ episode that Peter Capaldi had previously appeared in (as another character, obviously).
As for McGann, there are a range of rumors spanning from “Time Lord Ghosts” to the Doctor visiting his past incarnations. Another theory is that the Doctor will temporarily devolve into his past selves. Honestly? I don’t care what it is if I can see more McGann’s eighth Doctor on screen.
All of this, of course, would be because of the revived version of the show’s tenth anniversary — a way of celebrating it without making a big deal about it (like the 50th anniversary was).
And, of course, maybe none of this is true. Maybe it’s all smoke, and we’re just jumping at shadows… but a fan can dream.
David Tennant will be joining the cast of Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones on Netflix. Tennant will be playing the character Zebediah Killgrave (better known as “The Purple Man”). You can look that character up if you’re unfamiliar with him and feel like spoiling yourself.
David Tennant is best known for playing… oh hell, who am I kidding? You know who David Tennant is.
We don’t know how many episodes he’ll be in during this first season, but Tennant joins Krysten Ritter (who plays the titular character) and Mike Colter (who is playing Luke Cage… and we forgot to report on his casting because we took the holidays off).
AKA Jessica Jones premieres later this year on Netflix.