Neil Gaiman was a busy guy this weekend. Not only did American Gods have a panel, but so did Good Omens, the Amazon program based on the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. New York Comic-Con gave us some great photo opportunities as well as the first real trailer for the Amazon Prime show, showcasing Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley. Armageddon is in full swing and this angel and demon, respectively, team up to try and stop it. The Horsemen ride, the Anti-Christ is walking the earth, and our only hope is two winged gentleman who isn’t sure they can even slow it down. Are you ready for the end times?
After almost three decades of waiting, the first collaborative novel between Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels) and Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline) is finally being made for television! Development for an adaptation of Good Omens began in 2002 as a film, but the project remained somewhat mired in development hell for years. By 2008, the project appeared dead in the water. Fortunately, for fans and pretty much everyone else who appreciates amazing fantasy fiction, Amazon greenlit the series, which is set to premiere sometime in 2018.
The world lost one of its finest creators when Terry Pratchett died in March 2015. His final book, which had been completed before his death, was published five months later. Though he left enough notes for at least ten more novels in his famous Discworld series, there are no plans for anyone to take over where he left off and continue producing them. His estate – including all these notes – has been passed down to his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, who is in herself an accomplished writer, though she has declared that she has no intention of taking up such a precious mantle. (more…)
Sir Terry Pratchett, best selling science fiction and fantasy author of the Discworld series passed away today, he was 66 years old. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, but still continued writing, finishing his final Discworld book last year. He passed away at his family home. (more…)
You probably missed it, not because you were asleep, but because it happened across the pond. Although now that I think about it, I’m sure there must be some way to listen to BBC Radio on the Internet as it happens. Oh Well, however you missed it, now you can listen to the radio broadcast of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s Good Omens starring Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Mark Heap (Spaced) playing Crowley and Aziraphalein respectively. (more…)