28 years after the comedic fantasy book was published, Amazon has finally released its first teaser for the upcoming series, to premiere on their Prime Video on-demand service. A lot of hype has been surrounding this release, not least of which because fans have been waiting for an onscreen adaptation for the material for... well, 28 years.
Following on the heels of an enjoyable BBC Radio show, and dedicated to the venerable and sorely missed Terry Pratchett, who co-wrote the original book with Neil Gaiman, the Good Omens series is set to be faithful to the source material with Gaiman at the helm, with some fun extra bits added in for the viewing audience.
Though it's just a teaser, there's a lot to take in from the opening quick montage to the closing title, so here's a few things that a casual (see: a normal person) watcher may have missed that an eagle-eyed (see: obsessed with the book) watcher can help explain.
10. Adam, Eve, And The Flaming Sword
Twice, viewers see the Flaming Sword that Aziraphale once owned when he was guarding the Garden of Eden.
Once was in a short scene where a man and a woman in the desert—presumably, if not obviously Adam and Eve—are fighting off a lion (or more accurately, stabbing in its general direction) with it, and the second time was with Aziraphale and Crowley (who at this point was still named Crawly) watching them from the Garden, as the rain began to come down and Aziraphale covered Crowley's head with one of his wings.
It's a fun and impressive visual, illustrating just how long the angel and demon have truly been friends, and just how impressive and powerful Aziraphale was, to be granted such a weapon, even if he seems no more intimidating than a foppish English bookseller these days.
Writer, artist, animator by profession. Indie comics creator, looking to bring LGBTQ+ characters and Filipino culture into mainstream Western media.
A Marvel geek with a DCAU childhood.
|| Writer of the superhero, Filipino political spec-fic novel BAYANI (Amazon, Gumroad) ||
Writer/artist of the Filipino urban fantasy LGBTQ+ webcomic BEHKomiks (Tapas.io) ||
Editor/contributor to The Pinoy Monster Boyfriend Anthology and The Pinoy Monster Girlfriend Anthology short comics collection (Gumroad) ||
All listed works written in English.