We talked to Neil Gaiman and director Douglas Mackinnon about the responsibility of adapting Good Omens after Terry Pratchett's death.
The Good Omens TV show, an adaptation of the beloved novel from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is a joyous development for any Good Omens fan... but it's a sad one, too, as Pratchett, who died in 2015, will not be here to see it come to the screen in all of its weird and wonderful glory.
Of course, that doesn't mean Pratchett wasn't a part of the process of finally getting this book the TV show treatment. He was the one who asked Gaiman to do it, shortly before his death. When Pratchett's health declined much faster than anyone expected, Gaiman set to work making the TV show, even though his friend and collaborator would never see it.
"I came back from his funeral and started