Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman has signed an exclusive television development deal with Amazon Studios.
His first-look deal of Fremantle Media, the company behind the Starz adaptation of his novel American Gods, expired earlier this year. Gaiman is currently producing a six-episode series based on Good Omens, the celebrated novel he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett, which will stream on Amazon.
“What decided me was how much I enjoyed working with the Amazon team on Good Omens,” Gaiman said in a statement. “They are smart, gloriously enthusiastic people who weren’t afraid of Good Omens being different but who were as determined as I was to make something as unique and exciting as it is. I’m thrilled to know that I’ll have a home at Amazon in the future where I can make television that nobody’s seen before, that’s quite unlike Good Omens, but just as unusual and just as much fun.”
Arriving on the streaming service in 2019, Good Omens stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jon Hamm, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman and Frances McDormand.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
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