Amazon reveals the first look at Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens
Amazon Studios has released the first look at Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) in the role of the Archangel Gabriel in new Prime Original series Good Omens. You can check out the photo in the gallery below.
The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production in the UK and will be launch globally on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, before also being shown in the UK on BBC Two at a later date.
On his casting in the role of Gabriel Jon Hamm says, “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 adds: “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 says 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.”
This image of Hamm in character follows the first-look image release of Michael Sheen and David Tennant as fussy angel and rare book dealer Aziraphale and the fast living demon Crowley, respectively, who were cast earlier this year.
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.
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