After the successful tv-series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, it was only a matter of time before another one of his novels would be adapted to the small screen. Good Omens is the 1990 novel Gaiman wrote along with his friend Terry Pratchett. Considering both are legends in their line of work, it is not surprising that Good Omens is a hilarious and clever novel. Over the years it has become a fan favourite, so the tv-series is long overdue. Here are a couple of reasons why you should be excited too for Good Omens to hit the small screen.
The story centers around the apocalypse, which is unevitably coming. The angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley do not quite like this news. They have become used to their lives on Earth. They make a pact and decide to keep an eye on the Anti-Christ. This way, they want to make sure he grows up not knowing the difference between good and evil.
Luckily for them, a group of satanic nuns actually manages to misplace the actual Anti-Christ, who grows up blissfully unaware of his powers, while the boy who they think is the Anti-Christ is just a regular boy.
Considering every year there are people who await the end of the world, even 27 years later this story is relevant. It is not your typical doomsday novel. It actually manages to poke fun at all the serious books on this topic.
The Cast already looks promising
While not many of the cast members are known, the most important roles are already made public. Demon Crowley will be played by David Tennant. He has proven to be a versatile actor with his roles in Doctor Who and Harry Potter. There probably isn’t an actor better suited in bringing the sarcastic demon to life.
Michael Sheen has been casted as Aziraphale, He is probably most known for his role as the vampire Aro in the Twilight series. Needless to say, with those two in the lead, what could go wrong?
Neil Gaiman is the showrunner
There have been plans to adapt Good Omens for quite a while, but it never really took off until now. After Pratchett died, Gaiman said there wouldn’t be an adaptation, as the authors had promised to do everything together. But Pratchett had written a letter to Gaiman, that was delivered after his passing. He insisted on Good Omens being adapted to the screen. Gaiman kept his promise and wrote the script for the series. This means we can expect the series to be faithful to the novel. What more can you ask for?
It’s a six-part mini series
While we love a good long series, at times you just want to know how a story ends already. With our busy lives, not many of us have time to commit to a series that lasts for years. A six-episode series means that there is plenty to watch, but it will not take hours of your life. This means you can still be productive. Yay!
Are you excited for the Good Omens series? Or is there another