BBC and Amazon to bring "Good Omens" to the screen!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latest ... good-omens
BBC Studios, the BBC’s main TV production arm, will be the production partner for a major new Amazon and BBC commissioned series Good Omens, a six-part comedy series based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Terry Pratchett (Colour Of Magic).
Set to broadcast in 2018 on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC, Good Omens is written by Gaiman, who will also serve as Showrunner. BBC Studios is co-producing the series with Narrativia and The Blank Corporation and in association with BBC Worldwide, who have licensed the global SVOD rights to Amazon. Good Omens will broadcast on the BBC in the UK, following its premiere on Prime Video.

Neil Gaiman, writer, says: “Almost 30 years ago Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons, not to mention an 11 year-old Antichrist, witch-finders and the four horsepeople of the Apocalypse. It became many people's favourite book. Three decades later, it's going to make it to the screen. I can't think of anyone we'd rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry was alive to see it.”
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That sounds exciting! Will that include Amazon Prime here in the US? If so, I need to keep my subscription up....
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Oh my! Soooo exciting. That book would make a great series!

ETA: 2018!!! Waaah.
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Ars longa, vita brevis.

I'm sure it will be on Prime US.
“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
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You're welcome :)

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Because today of all days we need something to smile about

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Times Sq (I was taking tourists around) had posters all over for Good Omens.

May 31st.

Who plans to watch it?
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Me!
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Me!
The dumbest thing I've ever bought
was a 2020 planner.

"Does anyone ever think about Denethor, the guy driven to madness by staying up late into the night alone in the dark staring at a flickering device he believed revealed unvarnished truth about the outside word, but which in fact showed mostly manipulated media created by a hostile power committed to portraying nothing but bad news framed in the worst possible way in order to sap hope, courage, and the will to go on? Seems like he's someone we should think about." - Dave_LF
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Me!
If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.

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Me! (as soon as it comes out on DVD)
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Yayy! Looking forward to discussing it! :D

Q: should I re-read the book now or not?
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You should be reading Good Omens at all times. :D
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:D Perfect response.
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Inanna wrote::D Perfect response.
Nice and accurate?
If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.

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Yes.
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Why do I have to work today? :(
Most of the members of the convent were old-fashioned Satanists, like their parents and grandparents before them. They'd been brought up to it and weren't, when you got right down to it, particularly evil. Human beings mostly aren't. They just get carried away by new ideas, like dressing up in jackboots and shooting people, or dressing up in white sheets and lynching people, or dressing up in tie-dye jeans and playing guitars at people. Offer people a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow.
He didn't mention a red hat with a short quote, but we can't have everything.
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2 episodes in. It is not quite as satisfying as I had hoped. It needed more time to do justice to Carmine, and I'm disappointed they didn't do the knitting and orgasms flashback for Mary.

Still. Aziraphael and Crowley are spot on.
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3 episodes in. The angels really are spot on. I don’t like “the narrator” approach though.
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I'm one episode in and wondering what the big deal is. It wasn't that impressive.
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