Benedict Cumberbatch Is The Voice Of Satan In ‘Good Omens’
By Empress Eve
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Last week, Amazon Prime Video released the title sequence for Good Omens, the upcoming limited television series from showrunner Neil Gaiman, who adapted it from the 1990 book he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. You can watch that title sequence video here below.
Soon after, it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be providing the voice of Satan in the series. You can watch the featurette about the casting here below that features Gaiman and series director Douglas MacKinnon.
In the show, Cumberbatch’s Satan, which will be a CGI creation, will play against Frances McDormand’s God. Cumberbatch is no stranger to voice roles, as he had the title voice role in 2013’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Sherlock star also had the title role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange and plays the superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
All six episodes of Good Omens will be released all at once on Amazon Prime Video’s streaming service on May 31, 2019, and will be available globally in over 200 countries and territories on that day (so get ready to binge-watch!). The limited series will then air six months later on BBC TV in the UK.
Good Omens stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman.
This unlikely duo has no time to waste. #GoodOmens debuts May 31 only on Amazon Prime Video. The end is nigh. #GoodOmens: Based on the best-selling novel by renowned authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, this series follows the story of Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, who have formed an unlikely friendship spanning 6,000 years and have grown fond of life on earth. However, the end of time grows near with the approaching Armageddon and they must now join forces to find a way to save the world.