Publication Date Updates For Good Omens Tie-In Books

Book publishers Gollancz and Headline have provided updates to the release schedule for their Good Omens tie-in titles, following the announcement of the release date for the Amazon Prime show earlier this week. The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion and The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book, both published by Headline will now be available from Friday 31st May, the same day that the TV series launches worldwide. The Illustrated Good Omens Hardcover Edition and Limited Slipcase Edition will now be published by Gollancz on May 23rd.

The US editions of the Script Book and TV Companion are published through William Morrow. Both books are currently still listed for May 21st but it is likely that this will change in line with the TV date.

The paperback edition of the original novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will be published on May 2nd.

The six-part series Good Omens is based on the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Gaiman himself has scripted and produced the show with Douglas Mackinnon directing all six epsodes. 

The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.

Good Omens stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, with Adri Arjona as Anathema Device, Jack Whitehall as Newton Pulsifer, Michael McKean as Shadwell, Jon Hamm as the angel Gabriel, Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy, Frances McDormand as God and Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan. Other cast members include Daniel Mays, Anna Maxwell Martin, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Doon Mackichan, Josie Lawrence and Nick Offerman. All six episodes will drop on Amazon Prime on May 31st, with a UK broadcast to follow on BBC Two sometime in the autumn.