At Terry Pratchett’s memorial service last year, Neil Gaiman announced that his friend and co-author had given his blessing to create a Good Omens television series without him. Now that series is underway, and more information is floating to the surface….
Good Omens will be a six-part miniseries that will air on the BBC and Amazon Prime in 2018–with Neil Gaiman himself serving as showrunner and penning the scripts. Here is Gaiman’s statement regarding the project:
“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, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. 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 was alive to see it.”
Executive producers will include Gaiman and also Caroline Skinner of Doctor Who fame. No word yet on what time of year we can expect the series, or who has been cast, but we can surely expect more news in the coming months.