Like Michelangelo asking if you want to paint a ceiling together: Neil Gaiman on Good Omens co-author Terry Pratchett

Neil Gaiman (above) wrote and produced the television version of the 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett.
Neil Gaiman (above) wrote and produced the television version of the 1990 fantasy novel Good Omens which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett.PHOTO: BEOWULF SHEEHAN

LOS ANGELES - From his revered Sandman comic-book series (1989 to 2015) to the hit novels American Gods (2001) and Stardust (1997), Neil Gaiman is one of the most prolific writers alive today, penning fantasy, horror and science-fiction tales for adults and children and, occasionally, turning his hand to poetry, screenplays, journalism and even song lyrics.

But it was with some reluctance that the acclaimed British scribe added another title - television showrunner - to his resume.

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