American Gods' Neil Gaiman to Adapt First Novel Good Omens for TV

Author Neil Gaiman, whose American Gods novel is being developed as a Starz series by Bryan Fuller, has agreed to adapt for TV his first novel, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

Per The Guardian, Gaimain announced that although he had previously said he would not adapt the 26-year-old apocalyptic dark comedy without co-author Sir Terry Pratchett, who died a year ago after a battle with Alzheimer’s, a posthumous letter from Pratchett urged him to forge on with the project, as a six-episode series.

The award-winning fantasy novel tells the story of how the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley attempt to sabotage the coming of End Times, which is set in motion by the birth of Satan’s son, because they rather fancy their cushy life in England.

Several previous adaptations of Good Omens all fell by the wayside, including a big-screen version to be directed by Terry Gilliam and star Johnny Depp and Robin Williams.