Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens being adapted for television

No doubt you've heard of Neil Gaiman, famous for his Sandman graphic novels, among many other productions ranging from children's books to hefty fantasy novels (The Graveyard Book and Anansi Boys, to name a couple). Most fans of fantasy will have come across Sir Terry Pratchett, known for his Discworld series that satirizes much of the real world with immense insight and wit. 

In 1990, the two teamed up to write Good Omens, a book that addresses topics such as the Antichrist and Armageddon with the authors' combined morbid humor and unique flair. 

Now, Good Omens is reportedly being developed into a four-part television series. The confirmation comes from Pratchett himself, though he revealed no further specifics at this time. Exciting news, to say the least!
Here's a fuller description of Good Omens (subtitled: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch):
A comedy and a quasi-parody of the 1976 film The Omen (as well as other books and films of the genre), concerning the birth of the son of Satan, the coming of the End Times and the attempts of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to avert them, having become accustomed to their comfortable situations in the human world.

**The Examiner

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