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There Was an Empty Seat at the Good Omens World Premiere

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A Seat was Reserved for Terry Pratchett at Good Omens Premiere

Good Omens premiered in London on Tuesday. And there was a seat left empty—intentionally so. The organizers had left a seat open in honor of the late Terry Pratchett.

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Terry Pratchett's hat and scarf at the Good Omens world premiere med
Terry Pratchett’s hat and scarf at the Good Omens world premiere

Terry Pratchett passed away back in 2015. But that didn’t prevent the powers that be behind Good Omens from honoring the late author. During the world premiere of Good Omens, they reserved a seat for him.

If that wasn’t touching enough, there’s more. They even left a hat on the seat itself. Fans of Terry Pratchett will recognize the hat as being the same style that Pratchett himself almost constantly wore.

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Sir Terry Pratchett was surely at the premiere of Good Omens in spirit
Sir Terry Pratchett 1948-2015

Good Omens was originally written back in 1990, and it was a joint project between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. While Pratchett was obviously not available to help with the Amazon adaptation of the novel, Neil Gaiman was. In fact, Neil Gaiman was actively involved in adapting the story to television. That’s probably the reason why so much of the charm and absurdist humor appears to have carried over so well.

The series premiere airs on Friday, and if the trailer is anything to go by—it’s going to honor the memory of Pratchett and stay true to the original content of the novel itself.

Emotional Ties

The adaptation of Good Omens was a much more emotional—and important—project to Neil Gaiman. Certainly more important than you may originally expect. You see—Terry Pratchett had expressed interest in seeing the adaptation. Pratchett revealed that he desperately wanted to see an adaptation to the novel. At the time, neither author knew that this was going to end up being a last request. But sadly, that’s exactly what happened.

Suddenly, Neil Gaiman’s willingness to move mountains to get this adaptation made makes so much more sense. Doesn’t it? Hopefully, the news will increase the emotional impact of the show for the viewers as well.


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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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