Good Omens is a show on Prime Video based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman entitled Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnus Nutter. Season one premiered in 2019 to much renown and fan worship. But it’s impressive that the show was created at all due to Neil Gaiman’s stalwart attitude that he and Terry Pratchett would work on their Good Omens project “together or not at all.”
And ever since Pratchett’s tragic death in 2015, Gaiman has had to journey this project as its sole progenitor. But with another co-writer, Gaiman said this about his crew:
The series was always surrounded by magic, though. It began with a famous story of Pratchett writing a letter to Gaiman while they were both working on adapting it as a screenplay. Knowing the end was near, Pratchett instructed the letter to be mailed to Gaiman after his death and beseeched him to continue working on Good Omens even though he was no longer around. And thankfully, Gaiman granted his wish. Now the esteemed author has returned for another bite at the proverbial apple to make season two.
Neil Gaiman has said that this series is not entirely based on the novel, or rather the novel alone. Gaiman and Pratchett had once mused upon making a sequel to their collaborative work. “It’s 31 years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s 32 years since Terry Pratchett and I lay in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention and plotted the sequel,” said Gaiman to TVLine.
They had quite a funny title for the book — 668: The Neighbour of the Beast. Gaiman continued, “I got to use bits of the sequel in Good Omens – that’s where our angels came from. Terry’s not here any longer, but when he was, we had talked about what we wanted to do with Good Omens, and where the story went next.”
The ideas were “[things like] expanding into heaven and hell,” he said in a conversation with Digital Spy. “Gabriel (Jon Hamm) is not in the book, but he and the other angels, and a bunch of the other demons, come from all the conversations Terry Pratchett and I had about what we would do in a second book.” So it seems the brainstorming process was completed long before any ideas were even thought of being put on screen.
Naturally, Michael Sheen and David Tennant return to reprise their roles as the stuffy angel Aziraphale and the fast-living demon Crowley, respectively. And Amazon Prime has given us a list of those in season one who will appear in season two. But an interesting note is that during that press release, they announced that some of the actors would be returning under the names of different characters. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to extrapolate why or how this could fit into the narrative. But among those returning from season one will be Michael McKean, Gloria Obianyo, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Reece Shearsmith, Nina Sosanya, and Paul Adeyefa.
Michael McKean played the dutiful and lovable Sergeant Shadwell, the last officer of the Witchfinder Army. Shadwell eventually settled down with former enemy Madame Tracy (Miranda Richardson), a courtesan and part-time medium. Gloria Obianyo was the archangel, Uriel. Maggie Service played Sister Theresa Garrulous, who, alongside Sister Mary Loquacious (Nina Sosanya), became former satanic nuns of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl. Reece Shearsmith had the wonderful and hilarious opportunity to play Shakespeare. And Paul Adeyefa played a silly, slightly confused demon.
Douglas Mackinnon will be returning as a co-showrunner with Gaiman. Mackinnon said in the press release:
In an interview with Deadline, he adds, “We have the cream of the crop of local talent.”
Unfortunately, a release date has not yet been announced for the second season of Good Omens.
Snow White Set Images Reveal First Look at Rachel Zegler as the Disney Princess
Disney’s live-action Snow White remake has not been without controversy since it began earlier in the year. However, as new images of Rachel Zegler as the titular Princess surfaced online, there can be no complaints about how the new version of the classic tale has captured the animated costume of Snow White perfectly. Along with Zegler, the new take on Disney’s own version of the Snow White fairy tale stars Andrew Burnap and Gal Gadot as the Wicked Queen.
While Rachel Zegler seems to be just getting underway filming her role for the movie, Gal Gadot actually wrapped filming last month, posting a photo on her last day on set just short of a month ago. Like many movies these days, it looks like there is a chance that Zegler and Gadot could be appearing in the movie together without having actually met while filming.
Having wowed audiences with her role in West Side Story, Rachel Zegler’s transition from unknown to Hollywood superstar has been a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, and although her casting as Disney’s first Princess brought with it controversy, the new images show that there could be very few better actresses to bring the fairest in the land to life.
There is currently a lot of secrecy around the latest live-action Disney remake to go into production, with very little information coming from the set despite the production being underway for a while now. That said, with other aspects of the movie, such as the inclusion of the Seven Dwarfs, also having a portion of the internet in uproar, there could be a reason why didn’t are happy to keep as much of the shoot as possible out of the public eye in order to make the film they want to without the world of social media having their say on every piece of it.
Snow White was famously the first full length feature film to come from Walt Disney Studios, bringing the story of the young princess, seven little miners, a handsome prince and a wicked queen to life on screen in a way that had never been seen before. Since then, Snow While has been the subject of dozens of movies and TV shows, including two different iterations in 2012: Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Snow White and The Huntsman which featured Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.
However, since the release of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, there has never been a live-action version based on that animated classic until now. Like many of Disney’s revisited movies, the film has to include some expansion to bring the runtime of the movie up to a modern, acceptable length. The original animated Snow White comes in with a runtime of 85 minutes, so we can expect the addition of more music and story to end with a new length of somewhere closer to the 2 hour mark.
Here's Where You Can Stream 2003's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
“The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is currently available on the Disney-owned streaming platform Hulu. Additionally, the film has also been available to watch on HBO Max. The 2003 Sean Connery action flick is still available to watch on both platforms, in addition to it being available to stream through a $3.99 rental purchase of the title on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and the like. If you’re watching through HBO Max, you can check the movie out at any subscription tier. However, if you’re opting for Hulu, you will be required to invest in the HBO Max add-on for your subscription. While it may seem like an odd place to add the film given its access elsewhere, there might be a special reason as to why it is still available on Hulu.
According to a mid-May 2022 notice from The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Studios is planning to reboot the comic series for Hulu following several failed attempts over the years. While no set release date has been revealed for the project at the time of the announcement, we do know part of the creative team behind it. Don Murphy, who was a producer on the 2003 adaptation, will be back producing the project alongside producing partners Susan Montford and Erwin Stoff. Helming the screenplay is Justin Haythe, best known for writing “Revolutionary Road,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “Red Sparrow.” No plot details have been revealed as of yet either, but THR reported the film will stick more closely to its comic book source material than the 2003 film.