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Neil Gaiman on "Good Omens" casting, says may offend people

Author Neil Gaiman has said casting people of colour in the roles of Adam and Eve in the new show "Good Omens" may cause controversy but he is least bothered.


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Updated: 16-07-2018 10:37 IST
Neil Gaiman on "Good Omens" casting, says may offend people

The novelist said the move has been made as it only makes sense. (Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Author Neil Gaiman has said casting people of colour in the roles of Adam and Eve in the new show "Good Omens" may cause controversy but he is least bothered.

Following the success of Starz original series "American Gods", adapted from Gaiman's critically-acclaimed novel of the same name, will come a TV adaptation of his co-written novel "Good Omens", which he authored alongside Terry Pratchett.

The novelist said the move has been made as it only makes sense.

"I think we were talking about casting Adam and Eve. Because in the very, very opening scene, we have Adam and Eve, and they're black because we're in Africa and we're in the Garden of Eden, and of course, Adam and Eve would be black.

"And that was one of those places where it's like, if people are going to find this offensive, great. Let's know that, and let's own it," Gaiman told EW.

Starring Jon Hamm, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adrian Arjona and Nick Offerman, "Good Omens" premiers next year on Amazon Prime Video.

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