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BBC Amazon 'Good Omens' TV Series Confirms Neil Gaiman As Showrunner, 'Sandman' Movie Still Not Moving Forward

Update Date: Jan 20, 2017 07:20 AM EST
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Neil Gaiman's works are undoubtedly hot topics in 2017. The Showtime series "American Gods" is already expected to premiere later this year while "Lucifer" Season 2 is going strong on The CW. Now Gaiman's 1990 novel "Good Omens", which he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett, is officially becoming a TV series on BBC and Amazon Prime.

Neil Gaiman has already announced the "Good Omens" TV show last year during a memorial service for his friend Terry Pratchett. People who are skeptical about the BBC series losing touch with the book can rest assured that Gaiman will serve as showrunner for the show. But why are there no updates on the previously announced film adaptation of Gaiman's graphic novels "Sandman"?

According to BBC, the network will collaborate with Amazon on the "Good Omens" TV series. In addition to Neil Gaiman being the showrunner, "Doctor Who" producer Caroline Skinner will serve as executive producer along with Rod Brown, Chris Sussman and Rob Wilkins. The series will be aired by Amazon Prime and will also be broadcast by the BBC after its global premiere in 2018.

So does this mean "Good Omens" TV series will air ahead of the long-awaited "Sandman" movie? Fans have undoubtedly been dismayed with the film's extended delay since Joseph Gordon-Levitt decided to abandon the project in 2016, per Variety. Some are already fearful that the movie has once again been shelved to make way for other more Neil Gaiman works.

Unfortunately, there is still no update on the "Sandman" movie. In the meantime, fans can rest assured that there's plenty of Neil Gaiman to go around in the next two years. "American Gods" will premiere on Showtime in late 2017 while "Lucifer" Season 2 Episode 12 will air on The CW on January 23. "Good Omens" is scheduled to air on Amazon Prime and BBC in 2018.

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