Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan — except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not looking forward to the coming war, and someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
Whitehall will play Newton Pulsifer aka Newt, an unfulfilled wages clerk-turned-witch hunter. McKean is Sgt. Shadwell, leader of the witch-finder army who sends him on his mission. Richardson is set as Madame Tracy, the psychic medium and part-time courtesan who provides a helping hand to the pair as they try to save the world from Armageddon. Arjona will play Anathema Device, practical occultist and descendant of the ancient witch Agnes Nutter.
Good Omens is written by Gaiman (American Gods), who also will serve as showrunner. Produced by BBC Studios, Narrativia and the Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide, it will launch in the UK on Prime Video before going on to BBC Two.