Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. was written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and published in 1990.
The fantasy-comedy novel is the story of the birth of the Antichrist (the son of Satan), and the bringing about of the End of Times. Written in a way that only Pratchett and Gaiman can- with wit, humour, and intelligence, the novel has previously been adapted for BBC radio.
Over the years there have been talks about a movie version of Good Omens, directed by Terry Gilliam, but after issues with funding (or lack thereof), and red tape with Hollywood ‘suits’, the film unfortunately never came to fruition.
Amazon has taken up the television adaptation and it looks set to be a smash hit. Two actors have now been named as fulfilling the main roles of Aziraphale, the angel, and Crowley, the demon. Michael Sheen, who has most recently been in Masters of Sex, has been named to play the role of Aziraphale, while David Tennant, of Doctor Who fame, will play Crowley.
Sheen, speaking to Variety, has said: “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since. To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”
The series will be shown on Amazon in 2018, and stretch out over 6 episodes.
How familiar is this… you see the title flash up of one of your favourite books and you realise it’s being made into a film. You sigh. Will they ruin it? Will they cut out huge chunks? Will the actors look right? Will I wish they’d never made the film and ruined the book? Read More
The Hexagonal Phase is arriving in 2018 on BBC Radio 4 for the 40th anniversary of the popular book/radio play/film/television series. The radio play is based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams, and adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs.
And Another Thing… was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate to mark the 30th anniversary of the first novel. It is set to include unpublished material by Douglas Adams, sourced from notebooks full of Hitchiker’s notes that have been kept safe in the library at St. John’s College, Cambridge.
The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.
In November a release date of March 9th was announced, so there’s not long left to wait now and along with that announcement came the first trailer. Now an international trailer has been released and it looks like it’s going to be fantastic! Read More