Good Omens will be a six-part series overseen by Neil Gaiman
Set to debut in 2018 on Prime Video, Good Omens is a six-part series that has been entirely written by Gaiman. He will also serve as the overall creative authority and management for the series.
Fans of the novel will find a minor tweak in the timeline of the story to set it up as a modern tale. BBC Studios is co-producing the series with Narrativia and The Blank Corporation.
“Almost thirty 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 eleven-year-old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse,” Gaiman said in a released statement. “It became many people’s favorite 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 were alive to see it.”
Good Omens series set for release in 2018
Good Omens will take place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. 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, and 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 amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming war. And, someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.
“Spanning not only the universe but also the entirety of time, Neil Gaiman has created a story that may be the largest ever told on television,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “We’re excited to be working with BBC Studios to bring Neil’s and Terry Pratchett’s incredible book to life and to Prime members everywhere.”
Good Omens will be a global release and available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The show will also broadcast on the BBC in the UK, following its premiere on Prime Video. You can try Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free trial if you are not already a member.
Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios, said: “Good Omens has always been one of my favorite books, and it’s hugely exciting not just to be able to bring it to life, but to do so with scripts from Neil Gaiman himself. It feels like a good time to be making a comedy about an impending global apocalypse.”