The six-part adventure, Good Omens, will begin with a special double-bill on Monday 22nd December at 11.00pm and culminate in an apocalyptic hour-long episode on Saturday 27th December.
To mark the announcement, BBC Radio 4 has released a very special clip from the programme, starring none other than the co-authors Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett. The charismatic demon Crowley (played by comedian and actor Peter Serafinowicz – Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Shaun of the Dead) is late for an appointment to meet the Duke of Hell and the police, played by Neil and Terry, are on his tail and about to get more than they bargained for…
To accompany the programme there will also be a series of illustrations from graphic artists, including the depictions of Neil and Terry seen in the clip by Si Gurr. Fans can head to www.bbc.co.uk/goodomens to see more. As the drama develops additional illustrations, clips, teasers and photos will be added to the site.
The apocalyptic audio drama has a cast including Mark Heap (Spaced, Green Wing, Stardust), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Josie Lawrence (Skins, EastEnders), Clive Russell (Game of Thrones, Ripper Street), Julia Deakin (Spaced, Hot Fuzz), Louise Brealey (BBC’s Sherlock), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Siblings), Simon Jones (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Arsher Ali (Four Lions, Complicit, Beaver Falls) and Phil Davis (Silk, Whitechapel, Being Human) – to name but a few.
More promotional pictures below:
With thanks to BBC Media and BBC Pictures.