According to Deadline, John Hamm (best known for playing Don Draper in Mad Men) has been cast in the upcoming Amazon Prime miniseries Good Omens. He will be playing a role that would have had a large part in a sequel planned out by original authors Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett.
Good Omens: From Novel to Television
John Hamm will be playing the Archangel Gabriel, who is a notable biblical figure. Author Neil Gaiman (who is writing the scripts for the miniseries) said this about the casting:
Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel. There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. 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. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.
The leader of these angels is Gabriel. He 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.
Other members of the show’s cast include David Tennant as Crowley, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and Adria Arjona as Anathema.
Good Omens will be a six-part miniseries that will be released on Amazon Prime at a time that has yet to be announced.
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