Actor Jon Hamm is set to star as God’s messenger in ‘Good Omens’, Amazon and the BBC’s adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel.
Jon has been roped in to play archangel Gabriel, the primary messenger of God, in the upcoming six-part series, reported Variety. “I read ‘Good Omens’ almost 20 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,” Jon Hamm said.
Jon Hamm is certainly the best pick for playing the God’s messenger in the Amazon series owing to his divine charisma. The description of Gabriel in Gaiman’s novel goes like charming, energetic, positive, strong and spiritual. Many believe Jon Ham is a good choice to helm this angelic role.
The show is based on the novels American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Colour Of Magic by Terry Pratchett. The six episodes series is all fun and knowledge collaborated with a hint of magic. As per the original novel, Gabriel has a minor part which is probably been built up more prominently for its TV adaptation.
Jon joins a lineup that includes Michael Sheen and David Tennant in the lead roles of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, respectively. Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, and Adria Arjona are also among the cast. Jon Hamm will be next seen in a comedy film ‘Tag’. He would also be seen in Mark Pellinton’s drama film ‘Nostalgia’