We have good news and sad news, and that good news is that Good Omens–and several other Terry Pratchett works–are going to be making their way to television screens.
While the BBC Radio 4 version of Good Omens was excellent, fans have longed to see this tale on screen. Which brings us to how our good news is also sad news; while Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett had an agreement to always work on Good Omens material together, it seems that Pratchett wrote Gaiman a letter, to be delivered following his death. Said letter asked Gaiman to write a Good Omens adaptation without him, with his blessing. At Pratchett’s memorial service in Barbican on Thrusday, Gaiman announced ““At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes.’”
Gaiman is currently in the process of writing a six-part Good Omens series. Other announcements that came during the memorial included Terry Rossio’s adaptation of Mort into a feature film, and Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna adapting Wee Free Men for film as well. Still underway are the fan funded adaptation of Troll Bridge, and TV procedural The Watch.
That’s a wonderful flood of Pratchett stories to film, allowing fans the world over to engage with his work in brand new forms for years to come.
News from The Guardian.