Good Omens, the Amazon miniseries based on the 1990 book by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett, has been released onto the world. As fans of the book, we’re happy it’s here and here’s the review to prove it.
The series’ release, however, is a bit bittersweet. Gaiman and Pratchett began developing the project shortly before Sir Terry’s death in 2015. Gaiman continued developing it alone and wrote all six episodes by himself.
He does, however, know what would’ve been Sir Terry’s favorite bit of the whole experience.
Let me explain. In the book, there’s this thoroughly incompetent group of Satanic nuns, the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl. It’s largely because of them that the Antichrist ends up getting lost in the first place. (Though, to be fair, Crowley should have made sure the swap was done correctly. Best he didn’t though.)
Talking with TVLine, Gaiman shared, “Knowing Terry, he just would’ve had such a great time with the nuns. He would’ve been hanging out with the nuns.”
Not just on set either, Amazon hired a group of actors to promote the show as the Order as well.
“I know that you wouldn’t have been able to drag Terry away from them. I missed Terry because I missed the moment that Terry would’ve turned to everybody there, and this thing would’ve been happening in Times Square, and Terry would’ve said, ‘You know, what we actually need to make this perfect is a rubber chicken, which I happen to have!’
As part of the promotion of the show, there is a music video featuring the nuns. You can watch it below. Because it’s amazing.
Check it out.
Good Omens is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.