If you follow Neil Gaiman on Twitter, you would have experienced all he went through to adapt Good Omens to a TV miniseries. The biggest burden he had on the production was making a miniseries that his co-writing partner the late Terry Pratchett would enjoy watching. Gaiman went through a lot and the mini-series is a masterpiece like a demented I, Claudius. Starting with the casting of Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the angel and devil, there are no missteps in the tale of all the missteps toward Armageddon with the arrival of the Antichrist. Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) nearly steals the series as Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell. His accent is so intriguing that you think he’d been kicked out of The Fall. Now you can have the DVD or Bluray on the shelf next to your copy of Good Omens when the boxset gets released on November 5. Here’s the press release from BBC Studios America:
Good Omens releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on November 5th 2019
Brand new artwork and bonus material revealed
Based on the acclaimed novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is a brand new TV adaption which follows Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) as they join forces in an attempt to intercept the antichrist and avert the apocalypse. It will be available on DVD and Bluray from Tuesday, November 5th 2019 and can be pre-ordered now from BBC Shop and Amazon.
A wildly imaginative and gloriously funny story, where the choices between good and evil can have catastrophic consequences, it is currently available on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. Good Omens is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia. Neil Gaiman, Rob Wilkins, Douglas Mackinnon, Chris Sussman and Simon Winstone serve as Executive Producers.
Featuring a star-studded cast including Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Nick Offerman, Mireille Enos, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Taylor Buck with Jon Hamm, in addition to big-budget effects and classic British wit, this is a dramatic world of angels and demons where anything can happen – from miracles and prophecies to the most unlikely of friendships. Armageddon is coming. Still, it’s not the end of the world…
Brand new bonus material includes:
Page to Screen Aziraphale’s World Bookshop Tour Crowley’s World Deleted Scenes Storyboard Gallery Concept Art Gallery Costume Design Gallery Queen compilation Good Omens VFX reel Audio commentaries for all 6 episodes Good Omens trailer Characters of Good Omens The World of Good Omens
DVD – $24.98 Blu-ray – $29.98
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ABOUT BBC STUDIOS BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.
In the Americas, BBC Studios’ operates two production units – one in Los Angeles, responsible for ratings juggernaut and Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero, and the other in Brazil, where local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil have become breakout hits. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Dynasties, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel and Corus for BBC Canada. The company also boasts a franchise management business and a robust linear and digital content and co-productions operation.
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