A glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens, a highly acclaimed TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.
'Diverting... pleasurable... entertaining' New York Times
'Relevant and fresh... [Good Omens] still has a lot to say about the world' Empire
'Even if you're very familiar with the original novel, this is a different experience... so damned charming and quirky that it feels like a must' Starburst
Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens, adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, launched on Amazon Prime Video this year to great acclaim. Soon to be shown on 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.
Before he died, Terry Pratchett asked Neil Gaiman to make a television series of the internationally beloved novel they wrote together about the end of the world.
What followed was almost... ineffable. Over six glorious episodes, Neil brought an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, (the only things standing between us and the inevitable Armageddon) to life in some of the most extraordinary television ever made.
Here you will find the scripts that Neil wrote, containing much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes throughout that never made the final cut. For the very first time, this edition collects all the missing bits - from a certain Other Four Horsemen to a little demonic shopping trip - and reveals the secrets of the show, which, by its very nature, is known to ask for the impossible.
Step backstage and see the magic for yourself.
**This edition of The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book contains an introduction by Neil Gaiman about bringing Good Omens to the screen and all cut scenes**
[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.