s for all the networks in 2020, so now home viewers get a first peek at the new shows — without, sadly, the traditional photo op with Chris Meloni or the cast of This Is Us afterwards.On the plus side, you get to watch on your couch, snug in a Slanket, with a giant chunk of night cheese. So there’s that.Showtime Sets Surprising Post-Election November Premiere for The Comey Rule Miniseries(Photo by CBS Television Studios/SHOWTIME)Showtime’s big-budget, big-cast adaptation of former FBI head James Comey’s 2018 book A Higher Loyalty just got a late November, two-night airdate, surprising TV insiders who were certain the cable network would drop the Jeff Daniels (who plays Comey)/Brendan Gleeson (as Donald Trump) drama before Election Day.The four-hour special, based on Comey’s bestseller with more than a year of additional interviews, was adapted and directed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips and Shattered Glass), and is “the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics, and loyalties put them on a collision course … [the story] takes us on an insider’s journey down the corridors of power, where decision-makers struggle to apply old norms to a dramatic new paradigm in the face of Russia s deep and unprecedented penetration into American politics, with our nation’s rule of law hanging in the balance. Each character’s actions in these historic months made the careers of some, destroyed the careers of others, and helped shape the incendiary political landscape we live in today,” as per Showtime’s description.Other cast members of the all-star cast include Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Peter Coyote as Robert Mueller, as well as William Sadler and Richard Thomas. 如今，《使命召唤手游》国服也要上线公测了，如果你是一个FPS玩家，那么这款游戏绝对不容错过，如果你没有尝试过FPS手游，那么将这款游戏作为入门游戏，也绝对不会让你失望。
What We Do in the Shadows, the hilarious 2015 mockumentary film about vampire roommates that was co-written by, co-directed by, and co-starred Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, charmed critics (if not giant theater-going audiences) and is Certified Fresh with 96% on 192 reviews. Now that the film is available for streaming and has secured its cult status, Clement and Waititi have applied its special sauce to a new FX series, starring new actors and set on New York s Staten Island.The series premiered at the SXSW film festival in Austin on Friday, which saw the release of giddy reviews praising the show, which stars Kayvan Novak (Four Lions), Natasia Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Matt Berry (Toast of London), and Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul) as vampires Nandor, Nadja, Laszlo, and Colin Robinson, respectively, and Harvey Guillén (The Magicians) as their human servant Guillermo.What are the critics saying? Here s are the first impressions of FX show What We Do in the Shadows:How does it compare to the film?FX’s new take on What We Do In The Shadows transplants the same approach, expressionism, and aesthetic of Waititi and Clement’s effortlessly entertaining “vampire world-shattering documentary” from New Zealand to Staten Island.– Matt Donato, SlashfilmIt’s, well, more of the same, but just as deliciously delightful, absurd and wry in is amusing observations of banal vampire co-habitation, rituals and customs it reveals the basic concept as a rich vein that could be sucked on for years.– Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistFunctionally, the show and the film are different beasts, and you feel it in both the storytelling and the comedy.– Haleigh Foutch, Collider(Photo by FX)Does the adaptation to TV work?The adaptation is just the right amount of weird paired with just the right amount of sweet paired with just the right amount of dark.– Merrill Barr, ForbesWhat We Do in the Shadows should have always been a series. Simply put, there’s just so much you can do with this premise, and the first four episodes alone proves as much Absolutely nothing has been lost in translation.– Michael Roffman, Consequence of SoundSometimes it feels like certain details are rushed in favor of a silly joke, but a) the silly jokes are so good, and b) the intricate craftsmanship evident in the costumes, sets, and over mise en scéne, not to mention the rich world-building and endearing characters, more than make up for a few early bumps.– Ben Travers, IndieWire
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The holiday weekend delivered nearly 0 million to a pair of new releases, though each are headed in different directions. One of them is looking to be the biggest film in its series, as well as having the second biggest opening over the Martin Luther King holiday. The other is on the path to become the first big disaster of the new year and decade. It is one of the few negatives within a top 10 set to rank as the fifth-biggest Martin Luther King holiday weekend ever.King of the Crop: Bad Boys for Life Dominates Weekend With .4 Million(Photo by Columbia Pictures)The two biggest MLK holiday moneymakers are American Sniper and Bad Boys for Life. The third entry in the very spaced-out series with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence earned an estimated .2 million over the weekend and .4 million in its first four days. That eclipses the .6 million that Ride Along opened to back in 2014 (the Ice Cube–Kevin Hart comedy was the MLK leader until Eastwood’s film exploded with 7.2 million the following year). Bad Boys II opened to .5 million in the summer of 2003. Bad Boys for Life’s total makes it the seventh best opening amongst sequels opening more than 10 years past their previous entry. It is a list that includes The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Toy Story 3, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in front of it, and Men In Black 3, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines behind it.Depending on who you talk to, Bad Boys II is either one of the greatest action films ever made (see: Hot Fuzz) or one of the worst, most vile films ever produced (see: Michael Bay). For a July release it may have grossed 8.6 million, but that is still just a 2.97 multiple over its opening, representing on the lower scales of word-of-mouth success for a summer film. Of the 18 films to open between million– million in July only four films had a worse multiple (The Nutty Professor II, Lucy, 2016’s Ghostbusters and The Village). How will the million Bad Boys for Life rank with audiences? On the surface, it would seem unlikely for the film not to replace Paul Blart: Mall Cop as the all-time January champion with 6.33 million. (American Sniper technically began its run in December.) Given this third film is unchartered territory because of the disparity between the Sniper and Ride Along openings, it is hard to pinpoint precisely. On the other hand, only 25 percent of the true January-openers have had a multiple lower than the 2.46 Bad Boys for Life would need to knock down the Mall Cop, even if one of them was Taken 3.
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5.25.1 6月喜迎(Photo by Eric Milner / Orion Pictures)In July 2018, it was announced that Orion Pictures had secured the rights to the first Child’s Play film, written by Don Mancini and directed by Tom Holland, but fans were to expect some major changes in this franchise reboot.Mancini is in development with a Child’s Play television series for SyFy, ensuring that all the original elements of Chucky’s rise to power (and marriage and kids) would be preserved. That frees up new director Lars Klevberg and first-time writer Tyler Burton Smith to do a totally different take on the original film, potentially spawning their own parallel franchise.Cast and crew began shooting in the fall of 2018, and Klevberg was nice enough to invite us up to Vancouver to the famed Riverview Hospital, where all your favorite spooky things are filmed, to get a glimpse of the new world of Child’s Play. Back then, no footage had been released to the public, and news had not yet broken that Mark Hamill would be voicing the
Rocketman star Taron Egerton was teary-eyed following the world premiere of the much-anticipated Elton John biopic at the Cannes Film Festival; as the credits rolled and he embraced the man he played on screen – sporting a jacket with the words Rocket Man bedazzled across the back – the tough Cannes crowd rose to its feet to deliver a rousing standing ovation. But are the critics as impressed as the first-night audience with Dexter Fletcher s fantastical take on John s life, which has been described as a full-on bio musical with 20 songs ? Among the very first reviews coming out of the French Riviera – a handful of raves and some slightly subdued thumbs-ups – one thing was consistent: Egerton had given a star-making performance. The movie is currently Fresh at 86% with 22 reviews (as of 7pm ET). We ll be updating this page as more reviews come in.Here’s what critics are saying about Rocketman:So, it s kinda great?“Thrilling, intoxicating.” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
The Beach Bum (2019) 57% Harmony Korine has been making audiences feel icky and weird ever since he wrote Larry Clark s Kids in 1995, but it wasn t until 2013 s Spring Breakers that he had anything close to what one might call mainstream success. That movie benefited from the star power of James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens, and for his follow-up, Korine has recruited Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to make everyone feel kind of icky and weird all over again. The Beach Bum centers on a poet named Moondog who spends his time on Florida beaches drinking, doing drugs, and bedding women. He can do this because, despite his raggedy appearance, he s earned something of a small fortune from his writing, but when he decides to reunite with his wife to attend their daughter s wedding, he quickly proves why he doesn t belong in polite society. Critics say the film comes with Korine s unique stylistic flair, and star McConaughey seems born to play Moondog, but there a few too many plot detours and, despite the brazen hedonism on display, it all feels uncharacteristically and even, at times, tiresomely tame. There are certainly wacky moments to enjoy, but Korine s films have never appealed to a particularly wide audience, so it s likely to please those who know what they re getting into and puzzle everyone else.
Television Christmas specials had an amazing run in the 1960s, with legendary shows like A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! all coming out within a few years of each other. And the small screen has been chasing the dragon ever since, with repeated attempts to strike that holiday gold by creating a beloved property that will air year after year after year.Some of the specials listed here were valiant efforts, while others are noble failures, and except for some hardcore fans in various corners of the internet, they’ve been mostly left behind in the snows of TV history. Let’s give a little love to these misfit toys:Christmas Is (1970)The Lutheran Church’s ventures into TV animation went beyond their legendary Davey Goliath series – this special follows the adventures of young Benji and his sheepdog Waldo. Benji gets annoyed about being cast as one of the shepherds in the annual Nativity play, but he has an attitude adjustment after finding himself transported back to Bethlehem and watching the story play out before his eyes. (The follow-up special Easter Is scared the bejesus our of some kids who happened to see it, because of the scary sequence in which Waldo gets lost.)The Night the Animals Talked (1970)This vintage special hasn’t aired on network television in decades, although it did spark some reminiscences in 2017, when the theatrical animated feature The Star pursued a somewhat similar storyline. This half-hour cartoon portrays the legend that the animals in the stable – you know, the one where Mary and Joseph wound up gained the ability to talk to each other on the night of Jesus’ birth. The voice cast includes legendary character actor Paul Dooley (Sixteen Candles), although if you squint at it just right, this show occasionally resembles Animal Farm more than it does the Gospels.Casper s First Christmas (1979)While many of the Harvey Comics characters made the leap to film and TV animation, they rarely crossed over outside of the fold. So, if only for the fact that this special features Casper learning about the holiday from the likes of Yogi Bear and Snagglepuss, it’s got historical significance. Still, the idea of it being Casper’s first Christmas calls to mind the eternal question about the character: Was he born a ghost? Or is he the spirit of a dead child?A Family Circus Christmas (1979)A Charlie Brown Christmas became a holiday perennial because of its own greatness, yes, but it helped that it was based on a beloved comic strip that reigned supreme in American newspapers for 50 years. There isn t quite the same level of affection for Bil Keane’s The Family Circus, which in recent years has become more popular as fodder for online memes than for its hilarious jokes about Billy’s dotted line or the mischievous imps Not Me and Ida Know. Anyway, if you’re a fan, here’s Dolly and Jeffy and all the rest learning the true meaning of Christmas or whatever.Christmas Comes to PacLand (1982)What’s worse than a weekly cartoon that’s a shameless attempt to build characters out of two-dimensional video game figures? A holiday special where those two-dimensional figures help Santa Claus fix his sleigh so they can save Christmas. For all the clunky jokes and terrible animation, however, you have to commend this special for committing to the bit; we may not have ever needed a Pac-Man Christmas special, but this Pac-Man Christmas special always goes out of its way to be the most Pac-Man Christmas special it can be.Ziggy s Gift (1982)Yet another TV adaptation of a newspaper comics character, and even though one of Elliott Kalan’s running gags on the Flop House podcast is his series of pitches for a Ziggy movie, this TV special featuring the hairless, luckless Everyman actually has a devoted cult following. (It no doubt helps that it was directed by the great Richard Williams, the animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Thief and the Cobbler.) Ziggy gets a job as a street-corner Santa, and of course, his kindness makes holiday magic happen.Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (2002)This 2002 special from the WB Network might well have remained completely forgotten by the public at large, had Rotten Tomatoes’ own Nathan Rabin not disinterred it for his Happy Place blog. Hideously animated, grossly padded to fill out an hour’s worth of TV time, and generally devoid of any holiday joy or magic, this is one Christmas special you have to see to believe. And even though it’s never been released on DVD (imagine that), the whole thing lives on YouTube. P.S. The voice cast includes Mark Hamill, who can now claim that he was in a holiday special even worse than the Star Wars one.
Netflix released Martin Scorsese s long-anticipated The Irishman into very select theaters this weekend ahead of the film s digital release on the streaming platform November 27. And so the world is finally getting its first look at the epic three-and-a-half–hour gangster flick that reunites Scorsese favorites Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and also features Al Pacino, starring in a Scorsese picture for the very first time. Critics are loving it so far: The movie is Certified Fresh at 97% on the Tomatometer, and the director and lead cast are all considered sure-things for nominations this awards season. But is this adaptation of I Heard You Paint Houses, the story of gangster Frank The Irishman Sheeran and his relationship with union leader Jimmy Hoffa, everything the buzz says it is? That s the question Mark Ellis is asking critics Scott Mantz and Angie Han (Mashable) in this Irishman deep dive. The panel tackles all the big questions about Netflix s big Oscar play: Is it Scorsese s best movie? Who stands out in the cast? Does the movie completely sideline its female cast? And, of course, we ask if this movie will land the legendary director his second Best Picture statuette?The Irishman is in select theaters now and available on Netflix November 27, 2019. Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
这次联动的主要内容其实就是光明哨兵活动，在端游上线了新英雄阿克尚也就是光明哨兵英雄，而手游在一阵宣传之后，终于上线了一位ADC和一位辅助英雄，这两位英雄一直都是玩家所期待的游戏之一，这次卢锡安和塞娜的上线也满足了很多玩家对于新英雄的愿望和想往，同时上线的当然还有光明哨兵的活动，还好活动要求不是太高。 Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens arrives this weekend, bringing both heaven and hell with it. Based on 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Amazon Prime limited series tells the story of agents of God and Satan who want to stop the Apocalypse — simply because it sounds like a terrible idea. Fortunately, it seems like the reluctant Antichrist has similar inclinations.Michael Sheen (The Queen) plays angel Aziraphale, and David Tennant (Broadchurch) is demon Crowley. The two first met when Crowley turned into a snake and slipped past Aziraphale into the Garden of Eden to tempt Eve. Theirs has been a fine bromance ever since.Rotten Tomatoes met up with the stars, Gaiman, director Douglas MacKinnon (Doctor Who), and, representing Terry Pratchett’s estate, executive producer Rob Wilkins, ahead of the series’ London premiere to find out just what makes the Amazon Studios and BBC Studios co-production Good Omens such a delicious binge-watching option.1. A Monty Python NonsensibilityStarting out the gate with the credit sequence, the series pays homage to Monty Python.But while in sketch series Monty Python s Flying Circus, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, Agnus Nutter actually does expect the Spanish Inquisition when her time of judgment arrives.2. The Celestial Bromance at Its Core(Photo by Amazon Studios)Aziraphale and Crowley build their lovingly adversarial relationship one historical clash after another – including, during another nod to Monty Python, when Crowley turns up as the Black Knight. Sketches of Aziraphale and Crowley’s bond strengthening over the ages are pure joy and recommend further adventures of the collegial duo. And Welsh actor Sheen and Scottish actor Tennant spark onscreen in a way that critics have hailed.“Most of the show s charm hinges on the unlikely camaraderie between an Angel and a Demon, played, with considerable gusto, by Michael Sheen and David Tennant,” CNN’s Brian Lowry wrote.New York Magazine’s Keith Phipps wrote, “Good Omens can work only with the right leads, so cheers to bringing in Sheen and Tennant, two actors who know how to make a three-course meal out of understated dialogue and cosmic absurdity.”And, from Allison Shoemaker of RogerEbert.com: “Together, it s like watching two musicians at the top of their game play a duet; they positively sing.”In a press conference before meeting with reporters, Tennant explained the relationship further.“They re not particularly good representatives of their respective head offices. They ve rubbed off on each other, so much, that Crowley s not that mean anymore, and Aziraphale s not that holy,” he said. “So, between them, they ve reached a common ground, and they ve become each other s, sort of, significant other, really They ve only got each other to rely on, and they ve become — although they would deny it until the end of time, quite literally, they re sort of each other s yin and yang … But, it s only when you see what head office is like — for instance, when the angel, Gabriel, appears — that you realize how humanized they ve become by the mortal world, that they really like, quite a lot because it s got wine.”3. The Obscene Wealth of Talent(Photo by Scott Garfitt/BACKGRID)Sheen and Tennant are just the start. The rest of the cast fills out with an enviable assemblage of talent for serialized entertainment:Jon Hamm (Mad Men) as Archangel Gabriel, who leads the angelic hostAnna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle) as Beelzebub, leader of the forces of HellJosie Lawrence (Enchanted April) as 17th-century witch Agnes Nutter, who produces the only accurate book of prophecies ever writtenAdria Arjona (True Detective) as Anathema Device, a witch and Agnes Nutter’s descendantMiranda Richardson (Harry Potter franchise) as part-time medium and prostitute Madame TracyMichael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) as Witchfinder Sergeant ShadwellFrances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) voices GodBenedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit film franchise) voices SatanSam Taylor Buck as reluctant Antichrist Adam YoungThe series, a coproduction of Amazon Studios and BBC Studios, is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who) and also features Jack Whitehall, Mireille Enos, Brian Cox, Nick Offerman, Ned Dennehy, Ariyon Bakare, Nina Sosanya, Steve Pemberton, and Mark Gatiss.4. Expertly Drawn Characters(Photo by Amazon Studios)The series’ stars raved about bringing Gaiman and Pratchett’s characters to life.“Nothing is odd about this character; I think she s entirely relatable. Particularly, the channeling of many, many souls, alive and dead, and riding a motorbike, in a cape, with a former member of Spinal Tap. It s just part of the day job, really,” Richardson related in a press conference before breaking off to meet with reporters. “It feels like my element. I love it. Transformation and costume and inhabiting of other, but at the same time, the character is, all the characters are, incredibly humane. I just I love that about this project. That s what comes across, I think.And what will book fans think, especially given changes like Archangel Gabriel’s expanded role?“I think had we gone into this project without Neil,” Hamm said, “there would have been a different reaction, but because Neil was involved from the get-go and was so involved during the process of making it, it became like a version 2.0. So I think the fan base was jazzed, they were like, Oh my God, we re getting more, we re almost getting a sequel or something, we re getting the extended version, the EP. … We were at New York Comic Con and there were 5,000 people that showed up for a panel discussion. It was bonkers. It was like a rock concert. It didn t hurt that we had Doctor Who on stage. It was still pretty cool and that was when I was like, Oh yeah there are way more people that are just as excited about this as I am. Worldwide, it s been published in 70 languages.”5. A Story With Heart(Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)Good Omens has a lot of heart. That’s baked into the series by Gaiman, the stars attest.“The writing is absolutely promoting humanity,” Richardson said. “You know, it s very affirmative and optimistic, really, isn t it?”“[Neil is] very centered,” she continued. “He knows what he thinks about everything. That doesn t mean he s not open. He is completely open. So you ask him a question, and it s really considered. It s not, You don t need to worry about that. It s this is just what s happened, or I think you should try that, or whatever it is. You know, everything is very considered. It s great.”Lawrence: “He has time for you, which is wonderful.”Richardson: “Like having Daddy on set.”Lawrence: “Yes, it is, or a beautiful angel.”Hamm also noted that Gaiman brings something different to the process of creating a series.“What Neil really brings to everything he does is the capacity for storytelling,” Hamm said, “and that s first and foremost. Also I think some people in the more traditional Hollywood aspect, they re trying to make money. They re making product, whether it s a Marvel movie or what have you franchise, they re not necessarily concerned with storytelling. They re concerned with IP, or what s it going to be on the second weekend or what s the third movie going to be at franchise – Neil just wants to tell a story. That s how he s created this career that s been so wide-ranging, and I think you re going to see a lot more Neil Gaiman stuff get filmed because the stories are so compelling.”6. The Antichrist Has Never Been More EnchantingAntichrist Adam Young has the wide-eyed English-schoolboy charm of classic heroes like Mark Lester’s 1968 Oliver or any number of Nicholas Nicklebys throughout the cinematic age – until, of course, the boy inherits his powers. Aziraphale and Crowley’s attempts to manage the situation are akin to trying to stop a tornado with a butterfly net — a magical butterfly net, but still.7. Evolved Female Characters(Photo by Scott Garfitt/BACKGRID)Though Good Omens’ main characters, Aziraphale and Crowley, are male, we find engaging and richly drawn women among the secondary stars of the series. Anathema spends most of her time chasing a McGuffin, but in the end contributes greatly to the stop-the-Apocalypse cause.“There s a big difference between a tough female character and a strong female character and Anathema s strong, she s very in her essence,” Arjona said. “She s a woman and she s sure of herself and so unsure of what she s doing and messes up, and she s flawed and she doesn t get it right all the time — sometimes she does — and she has this guy that s following her and never falls into romance. She’s like, ‘I gotta do what I gotta do — maybe after babe. I ll catch you later.’ She s doing her own thing and I love that about her, and I wish a lot of other characters would be like that because relatable to me, and I see my friends and the way they deal with their careers and their own life, and it s very similar to Anathema.”Richardson’s Madame Tracy is a very rich character, who, despite her own flaws, endures a level of verbal abuse and emotional sabotage from Shadwell.“Madame Tracy has her own strengths. She, in some ways, feels a bit retro. I mean, her part is retro, and the fact that she s making a living in the way she is, is a bit retro. But at the same time she s providing an incredible help in the community, and she s also very supportive, and she s trying to be a little bit life-enhancing … so there are those feminine traits, things showing. She takes care of Shadwell, and she looks out for people. It s rather lovely, but she s her own woman.”Good Omens sets out to prove a love bond between the prostitute and the Witchfinder, but where she definitely shuts the door on the risk of her infidelity, his name-calling promises to continue.“I know it is a bit questionable,” Richardson said, “but maybe it s, pardon the pun, better the devil you know. I don t know, you know? She s practical.”8. Unique Artistry(Photo by Amazon)The production design, effects, and costuming on the series lend a distinctive voice to the characters’ surroundings. Several of the actors noted that the costumes and unique environments helped them fully inhabit their characters.“There s an opportunity to sort of portray this guy as the boss that everyone has, that everyone hates, who s constantly smiling and telling you, ‘Great job,’ while also subconsciously saying, ‘You re terrible,’” Hamm related. “And, I ve worked for that guy before, and I ve hated him, and it was kind of fun to play. Just like, ‘Everything you re doing is wrong. Keep going.’ And, I got to wear so much cashmere in this, that it was A: warm, B: soft, C: comfy. But yeah, there was a lot to recommend for being on the heavenly side of thing, from a fabric point of view.”Arjona similarly credited the series’ style choices for aiding her performance: “I just tried on her boots and something happened, and I got really lucky because I didn t have to do much work after I tried on her boots.”9. An Uncompromised Creative Vision(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)With Good Omens, Gaiman sought to fulfill a deathbed wish of his collaborator on the book, Terry Pratchett, and so, dug in his heels.“Being the writer was relatively pleasant and entirely stress-free in that nobody was really waiting for this. I wrote it, I promised Terry I would write it, I wrote it, did the adaptation, divided the book into six, every 50 pages: OK, that s episode one, that s episode two. Fair enough, I ll write a mini movie through time that will kick off episode three. That was all simple and very stress free,” Gaiman said.“The problem is that I d promised Terry Pratchett that I would make a TV show that he would want to watch, and I d learned through my previous outings in television — some of which have been incredibly successful and some of which hadn t — that the measure of which were successful and which weren t were not the quality of the script to begin with; it was what actually wound up on the screen at the end. And I thought, OK, I have to be in a place where I can control that, where I have a director who I can work with who we share a vision with, where I can cast the people who I see in my head, where I m there just making sure that a producer who — producers don t understand scripts. I wish they did, but they don t —”MacKinnon: “Some of them do.”“Some of them do,” Gaiman conceded. “A lot of the time, what a producer will do when they go, ‘OK, we have X amount of money. We have this in the script and here is a sequence that is both expensive and if we lose it, we ll save a day of filming and nobody s going to notice if that scene is gone,’ completely failing to understand that if they pull that scene out, nothing that follows it will actually make any more sense. This is something producers have been doing since the dawn of time.“To make this thing for Terry, what I had to do was be in a place where I could just say no when somebody said, ‘So, we think we re going to lose Shakespeare s Globe.’ I go, ‘Yeah, no we re not.’ Sometimes I would come back with, ‘I ll tell you what. If we need to save that money, we can lose this scene after that you really like but that actually doesn t change anything. It can go.’”It’s the only instance of anyone tied to Good Omens who we’ve spoken to describing Gaiman’s behavior on the production as anything other than “lovely.”10. Heavenly Irreverence(Photo by Amazon Studios)Both Sheen and Tennant aren’t strangers to supernatural beings; Sheen appeared as Head Lycan in Charge Lucian in the Underworld vampires-versus-werewolves film franchise, then as The Twilight Saga vampire Aro. Tennant, meanwhile, not only played the titular extraterrestrial in Doctor Who for three seasons and in specials as the tenth Doctor, whose abilities were anything but earthly, but also turned up as witch and Voldemort loyalist Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.The actors appear to take on these heavenly creatures with ease and a sort of glee.“All those characters like vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, they get reinvented — don t they? — by each generation, because they come to represent different things for each generation,” Sheen said. “And also budgets have changed. There s a lot more money to make stuff that can really use those sort of effects quite well. But in terms of Heaven and Hell and angels and demons — the end of time s and apocalypse is a whole other thing, I suppose — we re starting to think about slightly differently. I think the angels and demons thing and Heaven and Hell is always partly about going, well you have these two extremes and real life is about somehow being in the middle somewhere and being in the gray area and that s certainly what, I think, Good Omens is about.”There’s a good chance that Good Omens will ruffle some feathers, but Gaiman isn’t worried.“One of the things that I made a call writing literally page one, which was, I thought, Well, it could be Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and they re not going to be white. So, in the first five minutes, you re going to have to deal with the voice of God and she s a woman and she s Frances McDormand, and you re going to have to deal with a non-white Adam and Eve. That s your first five minutes. You can stop watching now. If you were upset or offended, great excuse to stop watching now. You will probably be much more offended by things later on like an 11-year-old Antichrist who is actually a good kid … But look, that was there for you: You had a five-minute warning — [Good Omens] actually starts with the word ‘warning.’”Good Omens debuts on Friday, May 31 on Amazon Prime.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.