Amazon Studios has greenlit an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel Good Omens. Gaiman both wrote and is serving as showrunner on the six-part series. The adaptation is set in 2018 as the apocalypse nears and humanity awaits the Final Judgement. The Divine Plan hits a snag in the road when Aziraphale, a “somewhat fussy angel,” and Crowley, a “fast-living demon,” start questioning whether or not they actually want the end of the world to happen, and someone misplaces the Antichrist, Amazon said.
Gaiman in a statement:
“Almost thirty 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, witchfinders, and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people’s favorite 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 were alive to see it.”
The series is being co-produced by BBC Studios with Narrativia and The Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime. Gaiman is executive producing with Caroline Skinner (Doctor Who) and Chris Sussman (Fleabag) for BBC Studios, plus Rob Wilkins (Choosing to Die) and Rob Brown (Going Postal) for Narrativia.
Good Omens debuts on Amazon Prime Video on in 2018.