Thursday, 24 March 2011

Neil Gaiman Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and the Sandman

Terry Pratchett (Left) and Neil Gaiman (Right)
Tied up in full days of interviews about his upcoming Doctor Who episode, Neil Gaiman has once again failed to escape his industrious workload. Fortunately, he has more than just one project to show for his work. So let's round up on everything he's up to, Doctor Who-related or not.

Contrary to prior news, Gaiman will not be involved in any Sandman television series.
I saw a bunch of press about whether there is or isn't a Sandman TV series: as far as I know, nobody has actually optioned SANDMAN as a TV series from DC Comics, who own it. Eric Kripke (of Supernatural fame) pitched his approach to DC and to me last year, and we liked it and we liked him, but it didn't feel quite right at that point, so we passed. 
I think that this year the people at DC Comics (and me) will talk to a lot of people who want to make a Sandman TV series, and if we find the perfect person with the perfect way of treating the material, it'll happen. And otherwise it won't.
Monty Python's very own Terry Jones is adapting Gaiman's novel Good Omens, co-written with the legendary Terry Pratchett, for a four-part television series.

Best of all, Gaiman references the quality of his Series 6 episode.
And I just saw the finished version of my Doctor Who episode. I was happy -- there were moments and even scenes I missed, but that's always the way. Mostly I was just impressed by the performances, direction and music. And effects. They spent money on this one and it shows.
Click here to read more from Neil Gaiman himself.


liminalD said...

Omigod... I LOVE Good Omens... it's my favourite book! I hope they do a good job with the adaption, the Discworld television movies have, on the whole, sucked ass.

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