Benedict Cumberbatch Joins “Good Omens” as Satan

Benedict Cumberbatch has several impressive credits on his voice-over resume, and they fully prepared him for his next endeavor. British actor is getting ready to play the role of Satan in Amazon show Good Omens.

Neil Gaiman, who created this series and wrote the novel it’s based on with the late Terry Pratchett, was the one who broke the news about Cumberbatch’s involvement in this project.

“It’s a giant animated Satan. He turns up and we needed a performance that works. So we found a young British help that needed a lot of direction from Douglas… Benedict Cumberbatch,” announced Gaiman.

Good Omens follows the journey of demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, who join their forces to prevent the apocalypse because they’ve gotten used to their cozy life on Earth. The show will launch on Amazon Prime on May 31, before airing on BBC Two.

It was previously announced that two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand will appear on this series as the voice of God. Main cast of Good Omens includes David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Jon Hamm.