Neil Gaiman gives his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens characters another small screen debut on Friday with a short YouTube video titled Good Omens: Lockdown. In honor of the book’s 30th anniversary, Michael Sheen and David Tennant reprise their roles as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley for an over-the-phone catch up taking place right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 1, 2020
In an extremely on-brand remark, Crowley admits that, even though he’s a demon, he’s doing his best to stay inside. People have enough to worry about , he says, so he’d much rather take a three month nap than throw a rager of a Corona-party. Meanwhile, the angel Aziraphale is spending his time, like so many of us, baking, thanks to the dedicated section of his bookstore. He’s even been kind enough to share his treats … despite the fact that his visitors weren’t exactly invited over.
Published in 1990 by Gaiman and the late Pratchett, Good Omens took the internet by storm (again) last year when it aired on the BBC and on Amazon with Jon Hamm, and Adria Arjona joining Tennant and Sheen. Fans the world over couldn’t help but fall for the adorable relationship between good and evil, resulting in fanart and fanfic galore.
Pratchett fans are also excited this week about the news that his Discworld series of novels is being adapted for television with his daughter on board.
Check out the video below – and keep an eye out for Easter eggs! Good Omens is available in bookstores and on Amazon Prime now.