[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he current South African Magic Champion, Stuart Lightbody, was recently cast as ‘magician’ on the new “Good Omens” TV-series currently being filmed in South Africa. Lightbody had the opportunity to meet and work with Neil Gaiman, who co-authored the original 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch with Sir Terry Pratchett. Gaiman wrote the script for this new six-part mini-series and is also the showrunner.
Lightbody posted several photographs of the set on his Instagram account, as well as a selfie with Gaiman himself.
This shoot happened in Cape Town after Lightbody’s recent 10-day run of his show Artifice with Stuart Lightbody at the 2018 Fringe World Festival in Perth, Australia, where he was the joint-winner of the 2018 Fringe World Theatre Award (presented by ABC Radio Perth).
Lightbody will soon be performing at the Magic Castle, the clubhouse of The Academy of Magical Arts, in Hollywood, California, from 5 to 11 March 2018, together with fellow South African mentalist, Bryan Miles.
According to the Wikipedia entry, “Good Omens” is produced by BBC Studios, Narrativia (the production company created by Pratchett before his death and now led by his daughter Rhianna) and The Blank Corporation and is set to be released in 2019 on Amazon Prime. A conventional broadcast on BBC Two will follow the release on Amazon Prime.