Neil Gaiman has signed an overall 'first look' television deal with Amazon Studios. Gaiman is currently acting as lead writer/showrunner of Amazon's adaptation of his Good Omens prose novel with the late Terry Pratchett.
"What decided me was how much I enjoyed working with the Amazon team on Good Omens," said Gaiman. "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. I'm thrilled to know that I'll have a home at Amazon in the future where I can make television that nobody's seen before, that's quite unlike Good Omens, but just as unusual and just as much fun.”
Gaiman previously signed a similiar 'first look' TV deal with Fremantle Media in February 2017, and produced Starz' American Gods.
The length of this new deal with Amazon has not been specified.
"Neil Gaiman is a phenomenally talented writer, who creates worlds that are compelling, multi-dimensional and narratively unique, said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "His fans are ardent, vocal and passionate and we are fortunate to bring his gifted vision to the Prime Video audience."