Amazon has announced that famous author Neil Gaiman is developing a ‘Good Omens’ apocalyptic comedy miniseries for Prime Video. The miniseries will be split up into half a dozen parts, each based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Gaiman. Pratchett has, unfortunately, passed away since the book’s publication, but Gaiman remains to masterfully steer it onto SVOD, where it’ll arrive in 2018.
Amazon announced the news today, saying the six episodes will make their debut on Prime Video some time next year. Gaiman himself wrote the entire six episodes, and he’ll be serving as series showrunner, as well. The Blank Corporation, Narrativia, and BBC Studios are all co-producing the show, doing so in association with BBC Worldwide for both the BBC and Prime Video.
Those who have read the book will have an idea about what to expect, though no doubt there will be creative liberties taken. Amazon says the Evil and Good armies are ‘amassing’ while at the same time Atlantis is rising and people are getting temperamental. The demon Crowley and the angle Aziraphale aren’t happy about the pending war, though, and there’s a little matter about the missing antichrist.
Talking about the work, Gaiman said:
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. 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 were alive to see it.