Good Omens series drops trailer and invades SXSW with acapella nuns


Good Omens is pumping up the anticipation with a new trailer and a stage invasion by chattering nuns during a SXSW panel on Sunday.

SXSW started this last weekend and, from the images flooding the internet and social media pages, it looks pretty awesome this year. One panel that was held on Sunday had a slight musical interruption. I am talking about the Good Omens discussion panel and a panel turned into a party when some musically inclined nuns crash it.

According to the press release, Amazon Prime was holding a “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate” SXSW event where the show’s executive producer (and half of the duo that wrote the story) Neil Gaiman, the director and executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm were all in attendance.

Audience members got to see never-before-seen footage, get an in depth look at the series, and a Q&A with the cast and crew. The event was hosted by Aisha Tyler (Archer). But none of this would happen before the stage was rushed.

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Rushed by whom, you may be wondering. Why the nuns of The Chattering Order of St. Beryl, of course. If you art unfamiliar with this order, they are a group of extremely loquacious nuns who also happen to be practicing Satanists who try and do their part for the Antichrist.

Apparently at the event, the nuns rushed the stage for a unique acapella version of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” before relinquishing the stage back to the cast and crew. If you are interested in their cause, they have a Twitter account, oddly enough.

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As if the SXSW event wasn’t enough, the first full-length trailer just dropped, and I have to tell you, I haven’t been this excited for a show in a very long time. If you are unfamiliar with the story, Good Omens follows an angel (Aziraphale) and a demon (Crowley…hey man, cool name) who are secretly friends but have a common interest for different reasons: they don’t want the apocalypse to happen. When the Antichrist is born but unfortunately misplaced, they must team up to find him before the final war goes down.

Good Omens is full of wit and humor while tackling a subject that may be taboo to some but entertaining to most. Good Omens premieres on Amazon Prime Video May 21 and it can’t get here soon enough. In the meantime, I must recommend that you read the original story, “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies by Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman immediately. If you’ve already read it…read it again.

Keep your eye on 1428 Elm for more news on Good Omens and you best believe we will be watching this when it comes out.

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