The "Good Omens" cast just keeps getting better. The newest addition is Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Academy Award-winning actor has signed on to voice Satan in the Amazon series, as creator Neil Gaiman announced Wednesday. He revealed the news during a TCA event, and the "Good Omens" team later joked in a video about "taking a chance" on the "up-and-comer."
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Cumberbatch comes to the role as anything but an up-and-comer. He has not not only starred in a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, he plays the titular character in the acclaimed crime drama series "Sherlock." He also recently starred in the miniseries "Patrick Melrose," and some of his other film credits include 2015's "Black Mass," and 2013's "12 Years a Slave" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."
In "Good Omens," Cumberbatch joins a number of big names. The show's cast includes David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Jon Hamm, Jack Whitehall, Nick Offerman, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, and Frances McDormand. Based on Gaiman's 1990 novel written with the late Terry Pratchett, it centers on an angel (Sheen) and a demon (Tennant) as the Apocalypse and Final Judgment near.
"Good Omens" premieres May 31 on Amazon Prime Video.