Beloved writer Neil Gaiman has announced that he is adapting the 1990 novel “Good Omens” into a six-part TV series says The Guardian.
Gaiman co-wrote the book with famed fantasy author Terry Pratchett and, during a memorial event for Pratchett in London last night, revealed this project which he’d originally been against adapting by himself due to the original work being a collaboration:
“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.”
He changed his mind though when Pratchett’s longtime friend and assistant Rob Wilkins presented Gaiman with a letter from Sir Terry which he had written before his death. The letter said that Gaiman should write the adaptation solo, with Pratchett’s blessing.
Gaiman says: “At that point, I think I said, ‘You bastard, yes’.” The project was previously adapted for radio back in 2014 with both Pratchett and Gaiman making cameos.
Other adaptations of Pratchett works currently in the midst of development include films based on “Mort,” “Wee Free Men” and a fantasy series procedural based on the adventures of the Ankh-Morporkh City Watch.