The apocalypse is coming: Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’ finally has a premiere date

Here’s some good news for all you “Good Omens” fans: Neil Gaiman‘s highly anticipated six-episode limited series will debut on Amazon on Friday, May 31, Gaiman announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. Probably Definitely is not a coincidence it’s dropping on the final day of Emmy eligibility.

Based on Gaiman’s 1990 novel “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,” which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett, the wry, cheeky series follows Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), an angel, and Crowley (David Tennant), a demon, who are gearing up for End Times in that they want to prevent it because they’ve grown accustomed to their lifestyles on Earth.

SEE ‘Good Omens’ teaser: Michael Sheen and David Tennant team up to stop the apocalypse [WATCH]

Besides Sheen and Tennant, the stacked cast includes Frances McDormand (voicing God), Jon Hamm (as Archangel Gabriel), Anna Maxwell Martin (as Beelzebub), Josie Lawrence (as Agnes Nutter), Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Mireille Enos, David Morrissey and Jack Whitehall.

During the panel, Gaiman, who serves as executive producer and showrunner, announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the 400-foot tall Satan in the sixth and final episode. “As many of you know, Frances McDormand is playing God in this,” Gaiman said. “And we suddenly realized that we have Satan turning up in Episode 6 and we needed somebody who actually could give Frances McDormand a run for her money.”

“And so we actually say — instead of saying, ‘No sh–, Sherlock,’ we can actually say, ‘No sh–, Satan,'” director Douglas MacKinnon shared. “That got a laugh.”

Amazon also released a first look at the stylish opening credits, which you can watch below.

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