A new Amazon mini-series based off a popular book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will feature a biblical apocalyptic setting.
Actors David Tennant from Doctor Who and Michael Sheen from 30 Rock will star in the series, which is titled Good Omens and tells the story of an angel and a demon who end up becoming friends and working to protect humanity from the Antichrist, according to RelevantMagazine.com.
Sheen will play the angel, named Aziraphale, who was assigned by God to guard the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve sinned and ate the forbidden fruit. Tennant will play the demon, named Crowley, who possessed the snake who drew Eve into temptation.
The storyline of the new series goes that Aziraphale and Crowley were left on earth for millennia and have developed a kind of friendship. The two ultimately unite in an attempt to protect humanity from the Antichrist.
The show is a comedy, and as such takes liberties with the biblical account of the end times, as mostly seen in the books of Daniel and Revelation. But nevertheless, it promises to raise interesting questions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.
(Neffinger, “David Tennant and Michael Sheen to Star in New Comedy about Biblical Apocalypse,” ChristianHeadlines Online, 8/16/17).
[TBC: When the Word of God is mocked, those who do so may suffer the consequences temporally, but more tragically, they will for eternity.]