We’ve previously known that Neil Gaiman was working on a six-part miniseries of ‘Good Omens and now have learned that Amazon Studios has teamed up with BBC Studios to bring this project to life! This is one of my all-time favorite novels which Gaiman wrote with the late Terry Pratchett and it gives us a hilarious look at the coming of the apocalypse. Soon, we’ll actually be able to watch the story unfold on the small screen!
Gaiman is serving as the showrunner and has already provided a screenplay for the series, though no word as to who will be directing or starring in the show at this time.
According to Gaiman:
“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, not to mention an 11-year-old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people’s favorite book. 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.”
Making a dig on current events, BBC Studios’ head of comedy Chris Sussman added that it seems like a “good time to be making a comedy about an impending global apocalypse.”
Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios’ head of comedy and drama threw in his two cents as well by saying of that work:
“Spanning not only the universe but also the entirety of time, Neil Gaiman has created a story that may be the largest ever told on television.”
Personally, I’m just glad to finally see this happening.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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