Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens is being adapted by the BBC and Amazon!
The six-episode series — which will air in 2018 — will be penned by Gaiman who will also serve as showrunner.
Despite promising to only work on Good Omens projects together, Gaiman received Pratchett’s blessing to proceed without him before he passed away in 2015.
“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,” explained Gaiman in a statement. “Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. … I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”
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…