If you ever wondered what God sounds like, Good Omens is here to solve the mystery. Amazon just announced that two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand will lend her voice to the creator of all things in the upcoming TV show.
The end-is-nigh series is based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. Amazon described it as a tale about “fussy Angel and loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth.” The two unlikely allies are forced to team up and stop Armageddon, but there’s a catch. They lost track of 11-year-old Antichrist and finding him is the only way to save the world.
Michal Sheen and David Tennent were entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the two main characters to life. McDormand is the latest addition to the impressive cast that also includes John Hamm, Michael McKean, and Miranda Richardson. Gaiman joked her casting was basically the result of blackmail. The actress, who never met the famous novelist before, emailed him to ask if she might use his house in Scotland. Gaiman agreed but used this as an opportunity to ask her if she’d be interested in joining the show.
“We knew God had to be a woman. We were talking about great American actresses because we knew [we wanted it] to be an American voice,” explained the author.
Everyone who already worships Fargo star will be delighted to hear she said “Yes.” They’ll have to wait until 2019 to hear her voicing God since the release date of Good Omens hasn’t been set yet.