Feb. 15 (UPI) — British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to play the voice of Satan in Amazon’s new fantasy series “Good Omens.”
“Glad the @GoodOmensPrime team is taking a chance casting up-and-comer Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Satan,” the streaming service tweeted Wednesday.
Cumberbatch is known for his work in the TV series “Sherlock” and the films “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Doctor Strange,” “August: Osage County,” “The Imitation Game” and “The Fifth Estate.” He also has lent his distinctive voice to animated characters in “The Hobbit” and “The Grinch.”
All six episodes of “Good Omens,” starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, are scheduled to begin streaming on May 31.
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, the show will also feature Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman and Derek Jacobi.