Neil Gaiman strikes new TV deal with Amazon Prime Video


Neil Gaiman has enjoyed some success in the world of television over the past two years and things might be getting better for his fans.

American Gods was a huge critical success for Starz last year and there is a lot of excitement for the upcoming adaptation of Good Omens on Amazon Prime Video.

It seems like the Good Omens adaptation has created some major goodwill from Amazon Prime VIdeo as well. Deadline reports that the streaming service has inked Neil Gaiman to a new deal to create new television series for them to stream around the globe.

Good Omens, which was already in development before this new deal was struck, is set to hit Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Doctor Who actor David Tennant and Underworld lycanthrope Michael Sheen are set to star.

GOOD OMENS: Coming to you LIVE at New York Comic Con.

Until now, I've kept everything to do with Good Omens very close to my chest. We all have. On October the 6th, in New York, at Madison Square Garden, that's going to change. Michael Sheen and @David Tennant and Miranda Richardson and Douglas Mackinnon and, well, me, Neil Gaiman, along with other not yet announced cool and exciting people, are going to tell you things. And show you things. It's part of @New York Comic Con, and you will need a Saturday ticket to attend. Do come. It's going to be special. And if you can't go but have friends in New York, share this with them. They will thank you.

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Gaiman also has a hand in the series Lucifer, which aired on Fox and has since moved to Netflix for its next season. Lucifer was a character from Gaiman’s Sandman comic book series.

So, what does Neil Gaiman have in store for his fans? Both Gaiman and Amazon are keeping that close to their vests but they have released statements.

Amazon called Gaiman a “phenomenally talented writer” and pointed out the world-building skills of the author. Amazon also mentioned Gaiman’s huge fanbase as a reason for the new deal.

As for Gaiman, he said that he enjoyed working on Good Omens and is happy to be with a company that is not afraid to create something different, unique and exciting.

"“I can make television that nobody’s seen before, that’s quite unlike Good Omens, but just as unusual and just as much fun.”"

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Neil Gaiman struck a deal with FremantleMedia last year to a first-look deal and will be working with Akiva Goldsman on an adaptation of Gormenghast. This is not a Neil Gaiman series but is instead a series of fantasy novels from the ’40s and ’50s by British author Mervyn Peake.

Gaiman is the latest auteur to join Amazon Prime Video. Also on board are Get Out director Jordan PeeleThe Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano, Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan, and Bryan Cogman of Game of Thrones.

If the Amazon Prime Video deal is for adapting Neil Gaiman works, there is a lot to choose from. He has great books like Neverwhere (which was previously a BBC miniseries) and a large number of short stories spread out in three different collections.

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There have also been movies made of his work in the past, including Stardust and Coraline.

Finally, there is the elephant in the room in Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic book series Sandman, which could be perfect for an adaptation at a streaming service like Amazon Prime Video.