Amazon has greenlit a six episode mini-series adapting Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's 1990 novel Good Omens, about an angel and a demon teaming up to sabotage the coming of the end of the world. With a screenplay written by Gaiman, the series will be produced by the BBC along with Narrativia and The Blank Corporation. Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, and Rod Brown will be executive producers. The book was recently adapted as a BBC radio drama in 2014.
"Almost thirty years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an eleven-year old Antichrist, witchfinders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse," said Gaiman in a statement from his potions classroom. "It became many people's favourite book. Three decades later, it's going to make it to the screen. I can't think of anyone we'd rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it."
The show will be set in 2018, which is also when it will air on BBC and Amazon Prime Video, though Amazon is getting it first, so haha, take that, Brits. Soon we will take Doctor Who for ourselves too!