It’s time for Nick Offerman fans to rejoice! The actor and author who played the bacon-loving, government-hating Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation is heading back to television as father of the Antichrist on Amazon’s Good Omens. The series, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, focuses on the odd relationship between an angel and a demon, both of whom dig the earth so much that they’d rather derail the coming apocalypse than see the place destroyed by the final battle between God and the devil According to Variety, Offerman will play an American diplomat who is living in England with his son, Warlock, who some believe to be the Antichrist. The six-part series will also star Michael Sheen, David Tennant, and Jon Hamm and is expected to premiere in 2019.
Obviously, the Antichrist plays a major part in the Biblical narrative of the apocalypse, so Offerman will likely feature heavily in the show’s main storyline. And clearly that thrills everyone’s favorite bearded woodworking thespian. “If you had told me when I first read ‘Good Omens’ in the early ’90s that I would one day visit South Africa to giggle with Neil Gaiman at laptop-screened footage of ‘Dr. Who’ and David Frost dancing because I was essaying a role in the adaptation of said book, I would likely have offered to purchase some of whatever you must be smoking,” Offerman told Variety. “But here I am, still giggling at the luck of it.”
Interestingly, this is not the first time that a cast member from Parks and Rec has gone on to play the father of a potentially demonic child. Last year, Adam Scott, who played Leslie’s husband Ben Wyatt, starred in Little Evil, where he played the stepfather of a young boy who may or may not be the spawn of Satan.
Good Omens is currently filming and will likely see a premier next year.