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Feast your eyes on first trailer for Good Omens

Feast your eyes on first trailer for Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s classic 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch has long been considered unadaptable.

‘It probably was impossible,’ admits Gaiman. ‘Pratchett and I could both picture this thing. We went out and talked to a lot of writers of television we admired and said, ‘Would you like to do this?’ and they explained that they wouldn’t, because…they couldn’t quite get a grip on it and couldn’t see how you could do it without changing it too much. I was probably ready to just let it slide.’

But Pratchett wrote to his long-time collaborator and friend: ‘You’re the only person who has the same amount of love for Good Omens as I do and you understand it and you have to make this so I can see it before I die.’

Pratchett passed away in 2015. And so Gaiman was left with what he calls this ‘awful last request’ to adapt the bestselling dark comedy about mankind's final judgement.

‘I had to do it,’ he said.

Last year, Gaiman signed an exclusive deal with Amazon Studios giving the platform first refusal on any TV adaptations of his work. Gaiman has praised Amazon for not being afraid to make Good Omens ‘different.’

The heavily hyped series is due to be released globally on May 31, as a six-episode limited series.

It will follow uptight angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and his devil-may-care demon partner Crowley (David Tennant) as they set out to try to prevent the end of the world.

Moderator Aisha Tyler summarised the show: 'It’s a buddy comedy, it’s a road movie, and it’s also an office comedy — this idea that heaven and hell and the damnation of souls and eternal salvation are managed by bureaucrats in an office somewhere.'

Fans can now finally feast their eyes on the six-part fantasy drama’s first official trailer: