Best-selling author Neil Gaiman is set to have another one of his books brought to the small screen, as Amazon Prime will soon debut a series based on his 1990 novel ‘Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter’, which he wrote with the late Terry Pratchett.
Called simply ‘Good Omens’, it has a star-studded cast including David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson and Nick Offerman. It follows the story of a demon (Tennant) and an angel (Sheen) who decide to team up to prevent the Apocalypse as they’ve grown quite fond of Earth.
The six-part series will be directed by Douglas Mackinnon and written by Gaiman, who will also serve as showrunner. It is produced by BBC Studios, Narrativia (the production company created by Pratchett before his death and now led by his daughter Rhianna) and The Blank Corporation and is set to be released in 2019 on Amazon Prime. A conventional broadcast on BBC Two will follow the release on Amazon Prime.