Amazon and BBC have announced that a television miniseries adaptation of collaborators Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens will make its way to screens in 2018.
It has been almost thirty years since Gaiman and Pratchett penned the comedy fantasy novel about the birth of the son of Satan. In 2002 plans were made to create a film adaptation of the World Fantasy Award-nominated book, with Terry Gilliam in line to Direct. However, sadly, production on the project never began after initial funding for the film fell through.
Now, the novel is finally set to grace screens. The Good Omens miniseries will be a hour-long limited series, split into six parts. The series will be entirely written by Gaiman, who is also acting as Showrunner. The Good Omens miniseries will take place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and the Final Judgement set to spread its wrath upon humanity.
“Almost thirty 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 eleven-year-old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse,” said Author Neil Gaiman.
“It became many people’s favourite 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.”
Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner (Doctor Who), Chris Sussman (Fleabag), Rob Wilkins (Choosing to Die) and Rod Brown (Going Postal) will act as Executive Producers of the limited series.
BBC Studios will be co-producing the series which will make its release in more than 200 countries and territories exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2018.