This week, Amazon Studios, The BBC, and Neil Gaiman announced an upcoming six part adaptation of Good Omens, the hilarious 1990 book written by Gaiman with Tery Pratchet.
In Good Omens, the end times have arrived. The Antichrist, Adam Young, has been born and his final judgement is soon to come. Fortunately, there was a mix-up in the hospital and he was sent to live a perfectly normal life with a family in small-town England. Two immortal beings, an angel and a demon, have become pretty comfortable with their lives on earth and aren’t quite ready for the end. As Adam begins to realize his supernatural origins, they work together to stop him and the fast-approaching apocalypse.
In a statement announcing the new show, Gamain said, “Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world… 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.”
If you’re a fan of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide, you’ll love Good Omens. If you haven’t read it, now is a great time to dig into it.