The internet is all about Good Omens, the new Amazon Prime series based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. And like any good fandom, there are a number of ‘ships that are whetting audience appetites. What’s a beloved show without some equally beloved character pairings? Fans are all-in on these concepts, but does the cast know they’re the subject of ‘shipping fantasies, or is the concept totally new to them? In this episode of Nerdist News Edition, we sent our correspondent Erin Vail to London to chat with Good Omens cast members David Tennant and Michael Sheen—who play Crowley and Aziraphale, the most ‘shippable of all Good Omens character ‘ships—about their place in fandom.
If you’re unfamiliar with the subject material, Good Omens tells the story of an angel (Aziraphale) and a demon (Crowley) who must join forces to save the world as Armageddon approaches. That’s a very shortened version of all that’s going on in the epic fantasy novel, but it gives you a gist of just what’s going on between the leads and why that dynamic might subject them to the ‘shipping corner of the world wide web.
“They are in a codependent relationship,” said Tenant of the demonic Crowley’s relationship with the heavenly Aziraphale. “We don’t know what their private lives are. They’re supernatural beings.”
“There’s a lot of underlying unspoken-ness, and it comes to the surface now and again,” added Sheen.
In fact, Tenant said his favorite bit of the series is actually Crowley’s journey with Aziraphale through history, which happens in episode three, as we see how their relationship developed from the beginning of time. The sequence not only afforded the actors lots of character development—it was also a great showcase for their many fun costume changes.
If any of this captures your interest, be sure to check out the 6-episode series on Amazon Prime, which is currently streaming in its entirety.
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