Jon Hamm Joins Amazon's Good Omens In Key Role

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Jon Hamm is making his way back to TV, but you'll need to be signed up to Amazon Prime to watch him in his new role. 

The Mad Men veteran has been cast as an angel in the streaming giant's upcoming Good Omens adaptation

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He will play the angel Gabriel in the new series which will span six episodes. 

Showrunner, Neil Gaiman confirmed the exciting casting news with a statement on the matter.

"Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel," he said. 

"There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made." 

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"So when, almost 30 years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there."

“He’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccable dressed,” Gaiman adds.

“We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.”

The series takes place in the year 2018 and finds the armies of Good and Evil gathering numbers as the Apocalypse draws nearer, with villains pulling all the strings to make sure the end of the world goes to plan. 

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Hamm is most well-known for his role as Don Draper on the hit AMC drama series Mad Men. He won an Emmy for the iconic role on the series. 

“I read Good Omens almost 20 years ago," said Hamm in a statement. 

"I thought it was one of the funniest, coolest books I’d ever read. It was also, obviously, unfilmable. Two months ago, Neil sent me the scripts, and I knew I had to be in it.”

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Jon Hamm Quotes

Don: Do you want women who want bikinis to buy your two piece? Or do you just wanna make sure women who want a two piece don't suddenly buy a bikini?
Jim: My Lord. That question just tied a knot in my brain.

Jack: Who is Don Draper?
Don: Excuse me?