Amazon’s Good Omens adds Brian Cox as the voice of Death
Author and series creator Neil Gaiman took to Twitter to reveal that Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox has signed on to be the voice of Death in Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of Good Omens. Cox will be joining the star-studded cast that includes Oscar winner Frances McDormand as the voice of God and Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Satan. In addition, Gaiman also announced that a brand new trailer for the series is set to drop tomorrow.
The BBC Studios adaptation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett series adaptation will arrive on May 31. The six-part limited series is based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett will launch globally on Amazon Prime Video and premiere on BBC Two in the UK.
Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) and David Tennant (Jessica Jones) star as fussy angel and rare book dealer Aziraphale and the fast-living demon Crowley, respectively. The cast also includes Jon Hamm (Baby Driver), Jack Whitehall (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Nina Sosanya (Strike Back: Retribution), Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders), Ariyon Bakare (Life), Mark Gatiss (Game of Thrones), Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express), Nick Offerman (Bad Times at the El Royale) and Miranda Richardson (Stronger).
Good Omens was commissioned for Amazon Prime Video and for BBC Two by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two; Shane Allen, Controller, BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC commissioning editor Gregor Sharp. It is being produced by the comedy team at BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide.
All six episodes of Good Omens will be available to stream on Amazon starting May 31.
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