At the Amazon Prime Video Showcase at San Diego Comic-Con, Neil Gaiman showed off an exciting teaser for the forthcoming Good Omens television adaptation, all because God told him to. And you listen to God, especially when she is Frances McDormand.
That is, Gaiman was in the middle of joking about all of the other SDCC guests having trailers to show their waiting fans, when he was interrupted by the voice of God, who will be portrayed in the series by McDormand.
And God said, let there be
light some behind-the-scenes footage:
There was also a short clip shown. It doesn’t seem to be online yet, but judging by Twitter reactions, fans of the book should be very excited. CNET’s engagement editor Cait Petrakovitz, who tweeted coverage of the panel, describes some of what she saw:
TEASER TIME: Storyboards and set glimpses, then Crowley and Aziraphale at a pond’s edge: “We both started off as angels but you have fallen,” says Aziraphale.
“I didn’t fall, I just…sauntered vaguely downwards,” retorts Crowley. #GoodOmens
— cait petrakovitz (@misscp) July 20, 2018
Other tidbits from the panel!
- Gaiman’s biggest challenge as showrunner was adapting the novel without having Pratchett there. “It was just me, and that was hard,” he said. Like when he was stuck and couldn’t call his co-author for help.
- That said, he added that Pratchett’s legacy is reflected in the fact that the comedic and serious aspects of the series are not complete opposites, that there’s more nuance in their interactions.
- “Terry Pratchett and I didn’t leave the world of Good Omens when we finished the book,” Gaiman said, explaining that they had plotted out a sequel, movie, and more.
- “One day you will have fallen in love with Jon Hamm’s Gabriel,” Gaiman said, we just don’t know it yet. Sounds about how we’d expect where Jon Hamm is concerned.
Good Omens is expected to premiere sometime in 2019.