The cast for Amazon's forthcoming Good Omens adaptation (from, you guessed it, the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman) is already stacked with talent - Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, and Miranda Richardson are all onboard the series, which is currently shooting in South Africa - but today it managed to get even better.
"Nick Offerman is the latest star to join Good Omens, the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman book. He will play the U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock in the series, who is mistakenly believed to be the Antichrist."
That's right: Nick Offerman has joined the Good Omens cast, where he'll be playing dad to a falsely-accused Antichrist (let's take a moment to appreciate that sentence, which surely will not be topped for the rest of the day). Here's what Gaiman has to say about this casting choice:
“There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human.”
This series is one of our most anticipated projects here at Birth.Movies.Death. (time to get caught up with the novel if you haven't already!), and we're thrilled to hear Offerman - an actor who automatically elevates anything in which he appears by a full letter grade - has been added to the mix.
We're keeping our ear to the ground for further updates on this one. Stay tuned.