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Neil Gaiman to adapt Good Omens

Famed author Neil Gaiman is adapting the novel Good Omens for television. Co-written by Gaiman and the late Sir Terry Pratchett, his longtime friend, the novel details the birth of the Antichrist and the coming of the End of Days. The book is an apocalyptic, dark comedy and follows the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, the representatives of Heaven and Hell on Earth, who conspire to prevent the Antichrist from bringing about the Final Judgment. Unfortunately, when the Antichrist is born on Earth, a mix up at the hospital leads him to an idyllic life in the country and no knowledge of his true powers.

Gaiman previously stated that he would not be adapting the novel without Pratchett, who died in March of 2015 of a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Recalling a conversation with Pratchett's longtime assistant Rob Wilkins, Gaiman explained why he didn't want to adapt the work.

"Terry and I had a deal that we would only work on 'Good Omens' things together. Everything that was ever written - bookmarks and tiny little things - we would always collaborate, everything was a collaboration. So, obviously, no."

However, the author had a change of heart after he received a letter written by Pratchett, intended to be read after his death, urging Gaiman to write the adaptation himself. Gaiman made the announcement that he will be penning the adaptation at a memorial held for Pratchett in London earlier this week. It was also revealed that the adaptation would be in the form of a six-part television series.

We will bring you more information on Good Omens as it becomes available.

Source: The Guardian

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