A glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller GOOD OMENS, soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC for 2019.
THE QUITE NICE AND FAIRLY ACCURATE GOOD OMENS SCRIPT BOOK contains much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes that are not actually in the final television series.
Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller GOOD OMENS is adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and is soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few.
**Includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing GOOD OMENS to the screen**
In 1990, dream literary collaborators Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman published 'the funniest book they could write' about the end of the world. Now, Neil Gaiman reinvents their groundbreaking classic for 2019 with his original shooting scripts from the show, and gives readers a unique insight into his adaptation and vision for translating this iconic novel to the screen in an introductory essay.
This all-new take on a tale about representatives of good and evil who join forces to prevent the coming apocalypse (which is scheduled to happen on a Saturday, just after tea) will be a joy for fans and new readers alike.
[It was] absurdly good fun. It's totally bonkers. Because Neil Gaiman adapted it and is showrunner, the oddness isn't diluted at all. Terry charged Neil with getting it made, almost as his deathbed wish, so it's a real labour of love - David Tennant
Good Omens the TV show is its own thing. But you'd be surprised how often a footnote crept out and into the plot - Neil Gaiman
To all fans of Good Omens, all I can say is that the love Terry and Neil put into the novel is followed in spades by me in this series, and by everyone else who is making it... I knew that I wanted to do it within the first ten to fifteen pages of the scripts. By the time I'd finished reading Episode One I was messaging production saying, "I have to do this" - Douglas Mackinnon (Director)
Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris.
The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, worked with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'
Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.