BWW Previews: First Look at 2019 Amazon Prime Series GOOD OMENS, based on the book by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett
In 2019, Amazon Prime is unveiling its next big title, Good Omens, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline) and the late Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld). Gaiman is the series show runner and it's directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who). The series is slotted to run for six episodes and is being produced by the BBC, to air on its channel after it debuts on Prime.
Good Omens will co-star Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) as an angel named Aziraphale, and David Tennant (Doctor Who) as a demon named Crowley--who has been around so long, he was once a snake who tempted Eve with an apple.
The series centers around the coming of the antichrist and the attempt to prevent the Apocalypse in the upcoming battle. Full of humor, charm, and deceit, Good Omens is the best kind of twisted fun and will play out brilliantly onscreen.
The page to screen adaptation of Good Omens has been in the works since 2011. After Pratchett's passing, Gaiman refused to continue with the project--until he received a letter from Pratchett from beyond the grave urging him to continue.
This past weekend for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), Amazon Prime released a short featurette with a first look at the series. Check it out!
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About the Book:
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon-both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle-are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .