Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in Good Omens

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Benedict Cumberbatch will play Satan in <em>Good Omens</em>

Good Omens has found its prince of darkness.

Showrunner Neil Gaiman announced Wednesday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour that Benedict Cumberbatch is joining the cast as Satan. (Yes, that Satan.)

The Sherlock star joins an already starry cast that includes David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, and more. Gaiman adapted the show himself from the beloved 1990 novel he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett, and it stars Tennant and Sheen as a demon and an angel who band together in the face of the impending apocalypse. (McDormand is the voice of God, and Hamm plays the angel Gabriel.)

“It’s such a unique world that [Gaiman] and Terry have created,” Tennant previously told EW. “If anyone else had taken it on, I don’t think we could have captured the real quirky essence of it.”

Amazon also dropped a look at the show’s opening titles and revealed that all six episodes will (finally!) be available to stream on May 31. So in other words, the end is officially near.

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