Neil Gaiman Signs Exclusive Deal with Amazon for Upcoming Television Series

by John Evans

Good Omens won’t launch on Amazon Prime Video until 2019, but the streaming giant is already preparing for even more new television series from Neil Gaiman! The visionary writer behind such media crossover hits as The Sandman, Coraline, and American Gods, will now be working exclusively with Amazon for global distribution of upcoming series.

Variety reports that the announcement came at an Amazon “show-and-tell” event in London on Tuesday. The deal will see Gaiman, “move to Amazon from production and distribution giant Fremantle, with which he had signed a multi-year first-look deal just last year and which produces American Gods. It is unclear what happened to that partnership.”

Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, had this to say about the new agreement:

“Neil Gaiman is a phenomenally talented writer, who creates worlds that are compelling, multi-dimensional and narratively unique. His fans are ardent, vocal and passionate, and we are fortunate to bring his gifted vision to the Prime Video audience. ”

Gaiman said that his positive experience working on the upcoming television series of Good Omens is what influenced him to enter the new agreement with Amazon:

“They are smart, gloriously enthusiastic people, who weren’t afraid of Good Omens being different but who were as determined as I was to make something as unique and exciting as it is.”

Good Omens, which co-star John Hamm referred to at Tuesday’s event as a, “comedy about the apocalypse,” will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in 2019, and then follow-up with a release on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete details on the upcoming projects this new deal will surely produce as soon as they break!

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