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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

A six part television adaptation based on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is being shown on Amazon Video with A conventional broadcast on BBC Two following the initial release on Amazon Prime. The series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon, written by Gaiman, and produced by BBC Studios, Narrativia (the production company created by Pratchett before his death and now led by his daughter Rhianna) and The Blank Corporation

It stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley (the serpent who tempted Eve to eat the apple) and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, (the guardian of the Eastern Gate of Eden). Other actors include Jon Hamm, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson and Nick Offerman

It starts when Crowley and Aziraphale decide to join forces to save the world from the approaching Armageddon. So they decide to keep an eye on the Antichrist, destined to be the son of a prominent American diplomat stationed in Britain, However Warlock, the child whom everyone thinks is the Anti-Christ, is just a normal eleven-year-old boy and the the real Anti-Christ is in fact someone completely different….

Meanwhile the events written in the book “The Nice and accurate prophecies of 17th century witch Agnes Nutter” start coming true. (Initially This book did not sell very well due to being incredibly cryptic) and Agnes Nutter only published the book so she could receive a free author’s copy. As with many other witches Agnes Nutter was tragically burned at the stake by an angry mob; however because she had the gift of prophecy she had foreseen her future and this went hilariously wrong. Now The book is currently owned by her multi-great granddaughter Anathema Device.

In the meantime, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse assemble: War (a female war correspondent), Death (a biker), Famine (a dietician and fast-food tycoon), and Pollution (a young man–Pestilence having retired after the discovery of penicillin). Now As the world descends into chaos, Anathema, Newton Pulsifer (one of the two last members of the Witchfinder Army), The Antichrist, Aziraphale and Crowley all gather to try and prevent the Horsemen from causing armageddon and stop the impending apocalypse….

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