Good Omens has been given the official greenlight by Amazon Sudios! The six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s and Terry Pratchett’s novel about a battle to stop the apocalypse will debut in 2018 on Prime Video and is produced by BBC Studios.
The year is 2018, the Apocalypse is upon us and the Final Judgement is near. That’s according to “The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter”, which furthermore state the world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner.
Everything is falling into place for the world’s finale, except for Aziraphale, the angel, and Crowley, a demon. Having been residents of Earth since The Beginning they’re not quite on board with this whole end of everything thing. Oh, don’t forget about the Antichrist, who it just so happens is MIA.
I loved this book, there has never been a better pairing of authors than Gaiman and Prachett. Now if you’re at all like me the prospect of a favorite novel being adapted is fraught with uncertainty, but don’t sweat it this time. Neil Gaiman will adapt the novel for the screen and the Executive Producers of the series are Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner (Doctor Who), and Chris Sussman (Fleabag) for BBC Studios, Rob Wilkins (Choosing to Die) and Rod Brown (Going Postal) for Narrativia. So we know right off the bat Gaiman will protect his work and if Rod Brown was at all instrumental in keeping Going Postal so perfectly reflective of Prachett’s novel his influence here should be invaluable.
If the recent past is an indicator Amazon Prime has really shown a dedication to original series on par with the HBO of old and the current Netflix, all three have been responsible for some great television. I hope this series follows in the footsteps of all the great, binge-worthy, streaming shows we all love.