Gaiman & Pratchett’s Good Omens To Go Global

The BBC and Amazon will co-produce Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett (Colour Of Magic). The six-part adaptation is written by Gaiman, who will also serve as showrunner.

According to The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies) the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon – both of whom have lived among Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle – are not actually looking forward to the coming war.

Neil Gaiman says: “Almost 30 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, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people’s favourite 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 was alive to see it.”

Good Omens will have its global premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2018, followed by broadcast on the BBC in the UK.