Neil Gaiman Reveals He’s Writing Six-Part Good Omens TV Miniseries

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, often shortened to simply Good Omens, is a 1990 book about the coming apocalypse co-written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

It’s beloved by many, and live-action adaptations of it have been discussed for years.

At a memorial for the late Pratchett on Thursday night, Gaiman revealed he had received a letter from Pratchett, delivered posthumously, asking Gaiman to write a live-action TV miniseries of their novel.

“At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes,'” Gaiman said in his speech to the crowd.

He also revealed the miniseries would be six parts.

There was once a film in the works by director Terry Gilliam, but it never went anywhere. However, just a couple of years ago, he entertained the notion of it being a six-part TV event, so he may have involvement yet. Regardless of that, with Gaiman writing the miniseries, I’m excited and though it’s been an emotional week for Gaiman and Pratchett fans like myself, this is definitely good news.

To end this article on a bittersweet note, here are some of Neil Gaiman’s tweets post-memorial:


I’m not crying, you’re crying.

We will be sure to keep you informed as updates of this project are released. And all our thoughts go out to Terry Pratchett’s family and friends.

Are you looking forward to an adaptation of Good Omens written by Neil Gaiman? Comment below with your thoughts.

Source: io9



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