Production is in full swing on Amazon’s Good Omens adaptation, and showrunner Neil Gaiman has shared the first look at the set of Hell. It was this time last year that we first learned Amazon is bringing Good Omens to TV, transforming the book by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett into its next series. Set in a world on the edge of the Apocalypse, the story follows an angel named Aziraphale and a demon named Crowley as they attempt to thwart the end of days in order to maintain their current lives on Earth.
The interplay of comedy and fantasy in the book combines the best of both its authors, making it a relief for fans that Neil Gaiman will oversee the Good Omens series. Since the project was first announced, both David Tennant and Michael Sheen have joined as the two leads, and we got our first look at the Good Omens cast in costume last year. Now, we have yet another glimpse of the adaptation thanks to Gaiman himself.
Neil Gaiman posted to both his Instagram and Twitter to share some interesting set decorations from Good Omens. Namely, some of the ‘motivational’ posters that adorn the walls of Hell and encourage the residents to lose all hope.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 14, 2018
As Gaiman notes, he wrote the signs himself, proving just how hands-on he will be as a showrunner. It’s incredibly rare for an author to oversee one of their adaptations beyond mere consulting, so Good Omens should be about as perfect of a translation as possible. Certainly, the heavy involvement of George R.R. Martin helped the early seasons of Game of Thrones, though J.K. Rowling has had a rockier time developing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Gaiman is no stranger to nurturing a television series based on his work, however, as he helped Michael Green and Bryan Fuller bring American Gods to TV through suggestions and consultations. With Fuller and Green fired from American Gods season 2, Gaiman is expected to take a more active role in this year’s batch of episodes.
As for Good Omens, the show doesn’t have much longer until it arrives on Amazon. Back in November, we saw our first look at Jon Hamm in Good Omens, who will be playing the archangel Gabriel. There may still be some questions regarding Gaiman’s ability to run a TV series, but all signs so far point towards Good Omens being another hit for Amazon.
Good Omens will arrive later this year on Amazon.
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