Starz will be releasing its long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods in April, but it might soon have some competition. Amazon Studios announced this morning that it has greenlit a limited series based on Gaiman’s novel Good Omens.
The novel was originally published in 1990, and was written by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, also known for the Discworld series. According to Variety, Gaiman wrote all six episodes for the show, and will serve as showrunner. The show is expected to stream in 2018. The comedic fantasy novel takes place in 2018 with the coming of the End Times, and follows an Angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, who are trying to track down the Antichrist.
Good Omens has been adapted before: the BBC broadcast a six-part radio play based on the book in 2014, in which Gaiman and Pratchett recorded cameo roles. Before Pratchett’s death due to complications from Alzheimer’s in 2015, he left a letter for Gaiman, asking him to write the television adaption in his absence.