Many adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s works are in the pipeline at the moment (a TV series based on American Gods is highly anticipated by fans), but now another is joining them – Good Omens.
The author’s first novel, Good Omens was co-written with fantasy legend Sir Terry Pratchett and will be adapted for a six-part TV series. At a memorial event for Pratchett at the Barbican centre in London, Gaiman revealed that he would be adapting the book himself.
“Terry and I had a deal that we would only work on Good Omens things together,” The Guardian reports Gaiman saying. “Everything that was ever written – bookmarks and tiny little things – we would always collaborate, everything was a collaboration.”
However, Gaiman later found out that the late Pratchett – who passed away in 2015 – had left him a posthumous letter, requesting that he adapt the book himself.
“At that point, I think I said, ‘you bastard, yes,'” Gaiman recalled.
Released in 1990, Good Omens is a comic fantasy set in the days leading up to the impending apocalypse. It follows angel/demon odd couple Aziraphale and Crowley as they attempt to locate the Anti-Christ and avert the destruction of the world. It was recently adapted for radio, with Peter Serafinowicz, Louise Brealey and Colin Morgan amongst the ensemble cast.
Meanwhile, the American Gods TV show is still in the recruiting actors stage. Joining Ricky Whittle as protagonist Shadow and Ian McShane as Mr Wednesday are Crispin Glover and Jonathan Tucker. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the pair would be playing Mr World and Low-Key, respectively.
That show follows an ex-convict as he goes on a road trip across the US and becomes embroiled in a world of ancient mythical Gods. The showrunner is Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller and it is likely to air later this year.
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