#Good Omens: Why fan favourite characters were cut from the series

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The Amazon Prime series of Good Omens manages to find a place for the majority of the characters from the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman book, as well as a few new ones. Good Omens the book featured four characters from a biker gang who ended up following the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to Tadfield, but they were cut from the Amazon Prime adaptation. Neil Gaiman, who also acted as showrunner on Prime's Good Omens, has revealed why he cut the characters from the show.

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Why was the biker gang cut from the Good Omens series?

Writing in The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book, Gaiman explains why he had to cut the biker gang.

He wrote: “It is a rule of film-making that, no matter how much money you have and no matter how much time you have, you never have enough money and you never have enough time.

“The first casualty of budget and time was the Other Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

“We had cast them (they were funny and huge. And actually scary-looking).


still from good omensThe Good Omens series cuts the Four Other Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Image: AMAZON PRIME)

“But then, a few days before our read-through, we needed to shave several days off the schedule along with a healthy amount off the budget, and I gritted my teeth and began to cut.”

Fans of the book can see the scenes he wrote for the characters in the script book.

In the original Good Omens novel, the Other Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are biker gang members who decide to follow Famine,

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