Release: 31st May, Amazon Prime Video
Neil Gaiman is a legendary name within the world of fiction. A name that would have left many square-eyed film fanatics scratching their heads a little over a decade ago. Fortunately, as the world of media has evolved, originality within the confines of Hollywood has all but dissipated. This has lead to a golden age of television, and a multitude of Gaiman’s gloriously bonkers novels to receive their long-awaited jump to the screen. Between Stardust, Coraline, and Amazon’s own American Gods, the man has firmly secured himself as one of the modern godfathers of dark, subversive, fantasy.
Some might call this the perfect time then, for a modern classic about the impending apocalypse, drenched in meta, sarcastic humour and political satire, to be adapted for modern audiences. The original 1990 novel, co-written by the equally legendary Terry Pratchett, has remained a