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Jon Hamm Joins Amazon’s Good Omens Adaptation as the Angel Gabriel



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There’s no denying Jon Hamm’s almost preternatural good looks, and Amazon/the BBC are about to put them to good use in their adaptation of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens by casting the ex-“Mad Men” star as an angel.

Per Variety, Hamm will portray the archangel Gabriel, the primary messenger of God, in the upcoming six-part “Good Omens” series, which has just gone into production.

Hamm (Baby Driver, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) was already a fan of the story and said, “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.”

Hamm’s character has only a small role in the book, but Gabriel has been expanded for the series. “When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made,” said Gaiman, who penned the series and is showrunner on the project. “So when, almost 30 years later, I started writing ‘Good Omens’ for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

Hamm joins the previously announced 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.

Gaiman expanded on the Gabriel character in the series: “He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t… 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.”

BBC Studios, the production arm of U.K. pubcaster BBC, is producing “Good Omens.” It will bow on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service in 2019 and then run on BBC Two in the U.K.

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