Neil Gaiman’s continued efforts to dominate all media, everywhere, and usher in a shaggy-haired singularity—where all is peaceful, and all are Gaiman—has taken another step forward. Joining the many, many other Gaiman adaptations in the works, the author’s apocalyptic comedy novel Good Omens, which he co-wrote with Discworld author Terry Pratchett, is being developed as a radio drama for BBC Radio 4. Frequent Edgar Wright collaborators Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz will star as the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, respectively, who start to get cold feet when the End of Days threatens their comfy earth-bound existences.
The radio play, which will air in December on BBC Radio 4, will be directed by Dirk Maggs, who previously worked with Gaiman on a radio adaptation of the author’s Neverwhere. That adaptation started life as a TV serial before becoming a book, a graphic novel, and a radio play—because this is not Neil Gaiman’s first trip to the “control all media at all times” rodeo.