On the heels of news that Neil Gaiman's upcoming reimagining of Hansel & Gretel is being adapted for film comes official word that the author's 1990 collaboration with Terry Pratchett will be dramatized on BBC Radio 4.
Radio Times reports that Good Omens, will be adapted in time for Christmas by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy director Dirk Maggs, who was behind last year's radio drama based on Gaiman's 1996 novel Neverwhere. The six-part presentation will premiere in early December with five half-hour episodes leading up to an hour-long finale on Dec. 25.
Good Omens is fantasy comedy about the birth of the Antichrist (who, due to a mix-up at the hospital, is raised as a normal English boy, oblivious to his powers and destiny), and the efforts by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to avert the apocalypse.
Mark Heap (Spaced, Stardust) and Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead) will play the angel and demon, respectively. Clive Russell, Julia Deakin, Louise Brealey, Simon Jones, Arsher Ali, Mark Benton and Phil Davis will also have roles, while Gaiman and Pratchett will appear in cameos.
As he did with Neverwhere, Gaiman helped adapt the book for radio.