Neil Gaiman revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in the Amazon series adaptation of “Good Omens.”
Gaiman said that Cumberbatch’s Prince of Darkness will be “a giant, animated Satan” who appears “400 foot high.” The “Sherlock” star will appear in episode 6 of the series, which debuts on May 31.
It was previously announced that Frances McDormand will appear on the show as the voice of God. Additional cameos in the series will include Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Jon Hamm, and Nick Offerman.
Additionally, in the sixth episode of “Good Omens,” Benedict Cumberbatch guest stars as Satan. The episode will feature a large animated sequence between Satan and God, who is being played by Frances McDormand. The key to casting Satan, Gaiman said, was to find an actor who could really give McDormand “a run for her money.”
Post by dreamsincolour on Feb 14, 2019 1:18:03 GMT
I was already looking forward to Good Omens, with David Tennant and Michael Sheen in the leading roles, but who could have expected BC to have been tapped for a cameo (much like he was with the angel in Neverwhere)! Another reason to watch it, although I was going to anyway in truth.
And of course what this shows is that he's still good friends with Neil Gaiman, when he was Neil Gaiman's choice for "Dream" had "The Sandman" actually made it to the big screen. Shame that never happened, but he's still obviously choice given an opportunity. And a fun piece for BC too. There was a comment not so very long ago, I forget who, but it was saying that one of the projects Disney is most excited about is "The Graveyard Book". Very, very difficult one to produce, given that the main character "Bod" has to age from a toddler to about 16, But it wouldn't at all surprise me if they weren't trying to get BC to play Silas.