Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s hit fantasy novel Good Omens turns 30 in the present day and to have fun the ebook’s anniversary, a video imagines what the primary characters can be doing underneath quarantine.
The three-minute video, shared on Pratchett’s YouTube channel and linked on Gaiman’s Twitter account, contains a cellphone name between angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, voiced by Michael Sheen and David Tennant who performed the characters within the BBC miniseries. They ask each other how life is underneath lockdown. Aziraphale asks Crowley if he’s been as much as any demon shenanigans, whereas additionally gushing about how a lot baking he’s gotten performed. Though solely the actor’s voices are featured within the video, it comprises many little props and nods to the world, corresponding to a map of Lower Tadfield and the books in Aziraphale’s store.
The 1990 novel adopted the angel and the demon who obtained a bit of too cozy on Earth as they work collectively to attempt to cease the approaching apocalypse. A BBC miniseries, which along with Tennant and Sheen starred Adria Arjona and Jon Hamm, aired final summer season.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to carry the world underneath lockdown, many fanfic writers are writing about quarantine so as to exhibit some form of management in an ever-fluctuating world. Setting acquainted tales with acquainted characters in these unsure instances supplies a supply of consolation and leisure. NBC’s new Parks and Recreation particular employed an analogous tactic, that includes the characters of the sitcom calling one another through video chat. Good Omens has lengthy been a staple of web fandom; formally contributing to a present pattern within the fandom sphere solely solidifies its stronghold.
The BBC adaptation of Good Omens is obtainable to stream on Amazon Prime.
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