Good Omens is an immensely interesting book written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. In their own right, each is a famous author. Together the pair created a unique piece of fiction that dazzled many. They have long been trying to get a good adaptation of Good Omens. When Sir Terry Pratchett passed away it seemed like that road was at an end. Neil didn’t want to adapt it without him, but then he received a posthumous letter from Terry saying that he should continue to fight to get it adapted. Gaiman had his blessing. So it’s finally happening at last. A six-part adaptation of the series will be coming in 2018.
The novel is a comedy about the coming of the end times. The world is on the brink of the apocalypse and the Antichrist can’t be found. An angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, have come to enjoy their time on earth and don’t actually want the world to end. Let the procrastination of the apocalypse begin!
All in all, Good Omens is a humorous take on the end of the world and I can’t wait to see it adapted. BBC Studios will be bringing the series to life and it will be available on Amazon Prime. Gaiman wrote the adaptation and will be the showrunner, which really gives me a lot of hope for a well-done adaptation. Looks like I’ll have to add this book onto my list of re-reads for later this year so I’m ready for the show!
The BBC did previously create a radio dramatization of Good Omens. It did have a star-studded cast and is a worthwhile listen if you have the chance.
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