With American Gods ready to premiere on Starz, Neil Gaiman properties are the hot ticket in TV town and news in today has his other novel, co-authored by the late Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, being picked up for mini series development by Amazon and the BBC. The novel was first published in 1990.
Synopsis: According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .