For those who are old enough, the memory of the first time reading Good Omens reigns in our minds. The year was 1990, and fantasy legend Terry Pratchett teamed up with a (then up and coming) book visionary Neil Gaiman. Together, they worked on a unique tale of Biblical global destruction that packed levity and poignancy. There were talks of movies and miniseries for a long time, but nothing ever seemed to happen.
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Now, over a year after Pratchett passed away, it looks like Gaiman is going to carry on with the legacy of their collaboration - the novel will be adapted as a miniseries.
According to The Guardian, Gaiman, while at a memorial event for Pratchett, announced that he will adapt Good Omens for the small screen. It will reportedly be a six-part miniseries.
The project will give life to the dynamic duo of a demon, Crowley, and an angel, Aziraphale, who are tasked with the goal of stopping the upcoming apocalypse. They have to deal with the signs of an upcoming Armageddon that was once prophesized by a witch in the 17th century. They will also have to deal with the Anti-Christ - who just so happens to be a normal preteen.
For Gaiman, the idea of adapting the book is bittersweet, because he initially didn't want to do so. He said, “Terry and I had a deal.” He said that he would only work on Good Omens with his co-author and good friend Pratchett. When he passed in March 2015, all plans were put on hold. However, a posthumous note from Pratchett gave Gaiman the drive to finish it - in fact, he insisted that it was done. According to Gaiman, “At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes.”
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There are no other details yet about cast, producers, writers, directors, or even where it will go. Still, if Gaiman has anything to say about it, it will happen.