“Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman is joining Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, and Miranda Richardson in the upcoming series “Good Omens” for Amazon Prime Video. The six-part series is based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman by the same name.
Offerman will play U.S. Ambassador and father of the child Warlock in the series, who is mistakenly believed to be the Antichrist.
Regarding the casting, Gaiman commented:
“There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He’s a terrific performer and has to say a lot of things in ‘Good Omens’ that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human.”
Offerman also noted to be a fan of the book:
“If you had told me when I first read ‘Good Omens’ in the early ’90s that I would one day visit South Africa to giggle with Neil Gaiman at laptop-screened footage of ‘Dr. Who’ and David Frost dancing because I was essaying a role in the adaptation of said book, I would likely have offered to purchase some of whatever you must be smoking. But here I am, still giggling at the luck of it.”
The production is currently underway in South Africa, with the release set sometime in 2019.