the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book Good Omens is coming to Amazon next year, but this studio is still not ready to end its collaboration with the prolific author. The bestselling writer just signed an exclusive deal with Amazon Studios, giving them first dibs on future TV adaptations of his work.
Gaiman previously signed a first-look deal with distribution giant Fremantle but decided to jump ship after its expiration date. He found a new home at Amazon, and head of this studio Jennifer Salke was more than happy to welcome him to their realm.
“Neil Gaiman is a phenomenally talented writer, who creates worlds that are compelling, multi-dimensional and narratively unique. His fans are ardent, vocal and passionate, and we are fortunate to bring his gifted vision to the Prime Video audience,” said Salke.
Neil Gaiman already worked closely with executives at Amazon and was impressed by how well they handled the adaptation of Good Omens, hit novel he wrote with the late Terry Pratchett. This collaboration apparently gave him a nudge in the right direction even before he agreed to sign the deal.
“They are smart, gloriously enthusiastic people, who weren’t afraid of Good Omens being different but who were as determined as I was to make something as unique and exciting as it is,” explained the bestselling author behind Stardust, American Gods, and Coraline.