‘Good Omens’ Filmmakers on the Challenges of Bringing the Book to Life

Collider | 6/12/2019 | Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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With Good Omens now streaming on Amazon Video, I recently got to participate in a group interview in London with Neil Gaiman, director Douglas Mackinnon, and producer Rob Wilkins. During the interview, they talked about the challenges of trying to make the series on a TV budget, the casting process, David Tennant and Michael Sheen’s fantastic chemistry, the homages to iconic British filmmakers and comedians throughout the series, why they loved working with Amazon, and so much more.

If you haven’t seen the trailers or read the book, the six-episode series is based on the 1990 novel co-written by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, and follows the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant), who have struck up an odd-ball friendship over the course of 6,000 years serving as emissaries on Earth. When news comes down of the impending apocalypse, the duo set about trying to delay the endtimes. The series also stars Adria Arjona, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mireille Enos, Frances McDormand as the voice of God, and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Satan.

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One of the reasons I enjoyed this series is it is unlike anything else on television and the chemistry between Sheen and Tennant is palpable. It’s worth watching just to see the two of them interact. Thankfully, the rest of the cast is also fantastic and also worth your time.

Check out what Neil Gaiman, director Douglas Mackinnon, and producer Rob Wilkins had to say below and you can click here for all our previous Good Omens coverage.

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Question: No matter how much money you have, you’re always going to be against the wall in terms of time and schedule. What were the bigger challenges of trying to put this thing together with the money...
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