Neil Gaiman had one rule for the Good Omens adaptation: making Terry Pratchett happy

May 31, 2019 10:20

In a wide-ranging interview, Neil Gaiman discusses his #GoodOmens adaptation, including casting Jon Hamm, bringing in Tori Amos, and the cardinal rule: making Terry Pratchett happy
- The Verge (@verge) May 31, 2019

Do you feel pressure from knowing this has to be the definitive best adaptation it could be?

No. All I wanted to do was to make something Terry would have liked. It wasn’t like, “Make the best thing.” I like to think of things like this almost as school plays. “Here’s our school play of Good Omens. We’ve got Michael and David. We have Frances McDormand and Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Offerman, Nina Sosanya, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, all of these great people in it. But you can put on your school play next year.”


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