With Netflix and Amazon, we might be nearing a point where creatives are dashing the traditional model to bring their work to TV and movie screens. And that appears to be the m.o. of author Neil Gaiman. With American Gods readying its premiere on Starz, another Gaiman property is getting the green light. Per Variety:
A six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel “Good Omens” will debut in 2018, Amazon Studios announced Thursday.
Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as showrunner.
The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.
“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…” Gaiman said. “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.”
Hopefully, this will be the start of seeing more of Gaiman’s work being brought to life.