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Amazon finally brings Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens to screen

01.19.2017
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In addition to writers like Stephen King, Clive Barker, and J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman has been an author that I’ve looked up to for as long as I can remember. His sense of whimsy and ability to weave fantastic fictional realities is second to none, and I for one cannot wait for the six-part adaptation of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, GOOD OMENS.

Now greenlit by Amazon Studios and scheduled for a 2018 release, GOOD OMENS features an end-times story of a rather uptight angel named Aziraphale, and a light-hearted demon named Crowley. Together, the unlikely pair go in search of the Antichrist with the hope of righting many wrongs before humanity as we know comes to a bitter and fiery end.

When remarking on the notion of finally bringing the story of GOOD OMENS to life on-screen, Gaiman had this to say about his fondness for the project and his dearly-departed collaborator, Pratchett:

Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons. Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.

A proper adaptation of GOOD OMENS has been in the works for quite some time. The show will be co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia, which is the production company of the late Terry Pratchett’s daughter, Rhianna. Joining them in the production efforts of bringing this apocalyptic odyssey to life will be Blank Corporation and BBC Worldwide for Amazon Video and the BBC.

Meanwhile, Gaiman, along with Caroline Skinner, and Chris Sussman will act as executive producers on the project for BBC Studios - with Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown for Narrativia. In addition to the show’s exclusive launch on Amazon Prime’s streaming service, GOOD OMENS will also receive a BBC broadcast in the UK.

Gaiman and Pratchett's GOOD OMENS is currently scheduled to release some time in 2018.

Extra Tidbit: Good Omens was the first Neil Gaiman novel I'd ever read. After being blown away by it, I moved on to Neverwhere and American Gods. Is there a Gaiman novel that has yet to be adapted to screen that you'd like to see? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source: Amazon Studios

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4:03PM on 01/19/2017

One of the best and funniest novels I've read in recent years...

This is the BEST DAMN NEWS I've heard this week!

Extra tidbit: Ocean At the End of the Lane is another amazing Gaiman novel, but I'm not sure how well it will transpire on screen. Maybe with the right director and screenplay.
This is the BEST DAMN NEWS I've heard this week!

Extra tidbit: Ocean At the End of the Lane is another amazing Gaiman novel, but I'm not sure how well it will transpire on screen. Maybe with the right director and screenplay.
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3:13PM on 01/19/2017

Love this story and Gaiman so much

Really happy that his work is getting the mini-series/TV show treatment that it deserves. Between this and American Gods I'm a pretty happy camper right now.

As far as the Extra Tidbit is concerned, Neverwhere seems like the easy answer though personally I'd like to see some of his short stories from collections like Fragile Things or Smoke and Mirrors. One of my personal favorites is "Don't Ask Jack". Certainly not one of his more popular or fleshed out, but it's without peer in sheer
Really happy that his work is getting the mini-series/TV show treatment that it deserves. Between this and American Gods I'm a pretty happy camper right now.

As far as the Extra Tidbit is concerned, Neverwhere seems like the easy answer though personally I'd like to see some of his short stories from collections like Fragile Things or Smoke and Mirrors. One of my personal favorites is "Don't Ask Jack". Certainly not one of his more popular or fleshed out, but it's without peer in sheer eeriness and I'd love to see what could be done with it in a film.
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