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For a number of years, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has been rumored to be heading for the big screen. However, each of those rumored productions has fallen apart or failed to come to fruition. But now the years of waiting are over: Good Omens will be coming to a computer screen near you, with Amazon announcing a six-part adaptation.
Gaiman has adapted the story himself and will direct all installments of the project. This series will be produced in conjunction with the BBC and will be broadcast on the network in the UK.
For the uninitiated (and if you haven’t read the novel, get thee to a bookstore – or Amazon.com – and get it post haste), Good Omens follows two supernatural beings – the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley – as they deal with the impending apocalypse and final judgement, an event, it turns out, neither one particularly wants to occur. The series will follow the novel, but will be set specifically in 2018, so there’s a chance current events might be added into the nearly 30-year-old story.
No word yet on when the series will begin production or who might take on the starring roles of Aziraphale and Crowley.