Exclusive Interview – Composer David Arnold discusses Good Omens

James Bond, Sherlock and Independence Day composer David Arnold discusses the music of quirky new Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett series Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant

How does a composer capture the intricacies and quirkiness of not one but two authors? That was the challenge faced by the esteemed David Arnold when he was asked to score new Amazon Studios/BBC series Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett.

The show, as with the source material, is a zany mixture of theology, broad comedy and horror, focusing on the cranky relationship between an angel and a demon as the birth of the Antichrist threatens the future of mankind. Frost/Nixon’s Michael Sheen is the fastidious Aziraphale and former Doctor Who star Tennant is his somewhat louche, darker counterpart Crowley. Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson and Frances McDormand (in a droll narrator
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