Frances McDormand will play the voice of God in Amazon's upcoming drama series "Good Omens". Executive producer Neil Gaiman announced the casting on Friday during a panel discussion with showrunners for several Amazon studios and moderated Variety editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum.
Gaiman called it "the strangest way" he had ever committed.
"We knew that God would be a woman," Gaiman said. "We talked about big American actresses because we wanted them to have an American voice, and one day I received an e-mail from Frances McDormand asking them to lend my house in Scotland."
Gaiman, his novel "Good Omens" was written along with Terry Pratchett, saying that he is adapting the book to series. "The biggest challenge for me was the absence of Terry Pratchett from this world."
Carlton Cuse, executive producer of "Jack Ryan," revealed that Noomi Rapace was cast in the second season of the action drama that is currently being filmed
Ben Edlund, executive producer of "The Tick," said in the second season of his series the tick would be released and his buddy Arthur would be involved in "a Homeland Securtiy type organization". He added, "We" I'll have a lot of new characters and have fun as Tick and Arthur drill down and become the new heroes of the city.
Naren Shankar, Executive Producer of The Expanse, said that he found out that Amazon had chosen the show for a fourth season after Syfy canceled it while attending a dinner with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke. "At the banquet, he announced that he picked up the show," Shankar said. "We were all surprised, it was an amazing experience."
Sam Esmail, executive producer of Homecoming, said he was not prepared to adapt to the popular podcast, but after considering how It could come to life, the idea came to life. He announced that the series with Julia Roberts will premiere on 2 November.
Gale Anne Hurd has also teased the second season of the horror anthology "Lore", on which she works as a producer.
"It's scary," Hurd said about the second season. "What's remarkable is that these stories are really true, these stories have happened, and this season we're spending more time with the people they happened to meet."
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