Amazon has released the first picture of Jon Hamm in the role of the Archangel Gabriel from their new Prime Original series Good Omens.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the series stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as lead characters Aziraphale and Crowley and will be filming for the next six months in London, Oxfordshire and locations in South Africa.
Equal parts humour and horror, fantasy and drama, it is written by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) who is serving as Showrunner and will launch in the UK in 2019 on Prime Video before going on to BBC Two at a later date.
Hamm said: “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.”
Showrunner Neil Gaiman added: “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.”
Claire Anderson, Costume Designer on the series said of Gabriel’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.”
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