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Neil Gaiman developing Good Omens for TV

At last night's tribute to the late, great Terry Pratchett at the Barbican, Neil Gaiman announced that he was going to be developing Good Omens for television. The 1990 novel - which Gaiman co-authored with Pratchett - was previously adapted for radio in 2014 before Pratchett's death, but Gaiman had claimed he would not adapt the novel without his co-author and friend.

Presented with a letter from Pratchett after his death, Gaiman had a change of heart. Pratchett had given Gaiman his blessing. Now it will be developed as a new six-part TV series. The novel is based on a demon Crowley the angel Aziraphale who team up to deal with the Antichrist – who is growing up as a schoolboy in modern, rural England thanks to an accidental baby swap at birth.

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