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Premiere of Good Omens

Posted 371 days ago | 29.05.19

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Premiere of Good Omens

The world premiere of Good Omens was held at Odeon, Leicester Square in London was held on Tuesday 28 May. In the front row an empty seat with only a black hat on it marked respect for Terry Pratchett who died in 2015. 

I should be noted that it's very  unusual for a TV series such as Good Omens to enjoy a glitzy world premiere, as that is usually reserved for big-budget films.  But the new show, which launches on Amazon Prime on Friday, has been adapted for the small screen by Neil Gaiman, who co-wrote the 1990 novel with Pratchett.

In this fantasy series an angel and a demon (played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant) team up to save the world as the end of time draws closer.

It was a hugely popular novel but it has been regarded as unadaptable.

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's sprawling fantasy novel was notorious within the film and TV industries. But Gaiman says that is was one of Pratchett's last requests that the novel be adapted for the screen.

Pratchett said: “You have to make it into television because I want to see it before the lights go out.” So Gaiman took on the task of adapting the story himself, giving the project a stamp of approval that helped it attract some stellar names to the cast.

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