First look: Jon Hamm in Good Omens

Amazon has revealed the first picture of Jon Hamm in its upcoming series Good Omens.

Hamm plays the role of the Archangel Gabriel in the six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Production is currently underway in the UK with David Tennant and Michael Sheen, and will launch on Amazon Prime Video in 2019.

Jon Hamm says: “I read Good Omens almost twenty years ago. I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

Showrunner Neil Gaiman adds: “Gabriel 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.”

Claire Anderson, Costume Designer on the series says of Gabriel’s look: “Gabriel is the leader of the angels, and the most stylish and impeccably dressed of all of them, so we chose an immaculately tailored suit that Jon Hamm wears to perfection, in light colours, along with lilac accessories to bring out Gabriel’s unnerving violet eyes.”

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