Frances McDormand to Voice God in Amazon's 'Good Omens'

The Hollywood Reporter | 7/20/2018 | Lesley Goldberg
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Oscar winner Frances McDormand is taking on her biggest role yet.

Fresh off her Academy Award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, McDormand has been cast in the series regular role as the voice of God in Neil Gaiman's forthcoming Amazon scripted drama Good Omens. The news was announced Friday during Amazon's block of programming at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Based on Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett's (Colour of Magic) novel and penned by the comic book favorite, here's how Amazon describes Good Omens: "The end of the world is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late."

Gaiman described the unusual way McDormand was cast: "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."

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