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Neil Gaiman is adapting Good Omens for TV


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Fantastic news. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote the excellent Good Omens. It was been adapted for TV, but now Gaiman is working on a TV version.

Gaiman had previously said he would not adapt their 1990 fantasy novel about the end of the world without Pratchett, who died in March 2015. Howver, Gaiman has announced that he would be personally adapting the book for television. He said he had been spurred to change his mind when he was presented with a letter from Pratchett, intended to be read after his death.

In the letter, Pratchett requested that the author write an adaptation by himself, with his blessing. “At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes,’” Gaiman. He also mentioned it was going to be a six episode series.

Here is book synopsis:

According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch – the world’s only totally reliable guide to the future, written in 1655, before she exploded – the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea…

People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. This time though, the armies of Good and Evil really do appear to be massing. The four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the road. But both the angels and demons – well, one fast-living demon and a somewhat fussy angel – would quite like the Rapture not to happen.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

The announcement took place on Thursday night for a memorial event for Pratchett at the Barbican in London.

Another adaptation of Pratchett’s work was confirmed – a feature film of his 1987 novel Mort. Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin and Pirate of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) will be writing the adaptation.

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Source: The Guardian


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