At a memorial for the late Sir Terry Pratchett last night (April 14), Good Omens co-author Neil Gaiman announced he would be writing a six-part television adaptation of their hilarious post-apocalyptic story.
While Pratchett and Gaiman originally promised to only work on Good Omens things together, before his death Pratchett gave Gaiman the go ahead to complete the project.
Joked Gaiman to the assembled crowd, “At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes.'”
Added Gaiman on Twitter of the memorial:
What? We’re not crying, you’re crying!
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…