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Good Omens: Michael Sheen says David Tennant is "a bit too good to be true really"

Michael Sheen shares what it's like to work with David Tennant

Still image featuring Crowley and Aziraphale in Good Omens
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The bromance between Good Omens stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant is well on its way to becoming the stuff of legend, as this year's season two of the Amazon Prime series has cemented fandom's love of their portrayal of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley. The adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet's collaborative 1990 novel showcases Sheen and Tennant's electric chemistry, nonetheless, during a Q-and-A panel at 2022's MCM London Comic Con, Michael Sheen was willing to share (with love) the one thing David Tennant does to make him look bad.

"He leaves it to me," the actor said of his co-star Tennant, "When there's a problem and we're unhappy about something... because I'm supposedly the grumpy one. So he can say, 'Oh, I'm sorry, it's just Michael has a wee problem with this... it's not me, I'm fine with it.' I'm the attack dog that has to go on out."

While Aziraphale and Crowley have to overcome their differences to collaborate on preventing the coming Apocalypse, it sounds like apart from this one note, Sheen and Tennant have it pretty good. Said Sheen, "[David's] a bit too good to be true really, he's always lovely to everyone." Indeed, Sheen says that series co-creator Neil Gaiman could sense their connection from the very first table read: "I remember Neil Gaiman saying... 'You just saw these characters circling around each other a little bit, and sniffing each other out, and then... you're suddenly dancing.' And it's been like that ever since really."

It's unclear how long fans will have to wait to see Sheen and Tennant back in action during a Good Omens season three, as any word of renewal is on pause until resolution of the ongoing WGA strike. In the event that a third season is not renewed, Gaiman has suggested he'd consider writing a novel to capture the story Good Omens is meant to tell. Hopefully, Tennant will leverage Sheen as his 'attack dog' once more to ensure somebody, somewhere is committed to more Good Omens.

Watch the full Michael Sheen spotlight panel below.

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Dave is the founder & editor-in-chief of Comic Book Herald, dedicated to helping all kinds of readers enjoy comics. He hosts Krakin' Krakoa on Youtube, and a Marvel reading club podcast called My Marvelous Year. He's written about comics for CBR, Ranker, and unsolicited text exchanges with his wife. Dave was the only kid in his elementary school wearing a homemade Nightcrawler costume for Halloween, and can be seen most evenings in Batman pajama pants.