TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 8, 2018
If you've never read Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's brilliantly hilarious novel Good Omens, you're cheating yourself out of one of the great satires of religion in all of literature. If you're the type that hates to read, however, Amazon Prime comes to the rescue with this live action adaptation of the book coming to the streaming platform next year.
Michael Sheen and David Tennant (channeling Bill Nighy*) star as Aziraphale, an anal retentive angel, and Crowley, a demon with a wicked sense of humor, and the two old "friends" must form an unholy alliance to prevent the end times from happening. The story has a malicious twist to it that I won't spoil here, especially considering that the trailer doesn't give it away.
Any fans of the book apprehensive about this adaptation will be pleased to know that Neil Gaiman wrote the adaptation himself, with the posthumous blessing of Pratchett—and will be serving as the showrunner for the series. There's no word on whether they will fit the entire book into one season of television, or drag it out until the actual apocalypse is upon us, though I'm sure most of us would prefer the former to the latter.
Good Omens comes to Amazon Prime in the first half of 2019.
*Had they cast Nighy, the tagline of the show could've been The End is Nighy