Good Omens is returning for a second season on Amazon Prime Video, the corporate introduced at present, with stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant returning to reprise their roles because the odd-couple angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley.
Additionally again for season 2 is Neil Gaiman, who co-wrote the unique novel along with Terry Pratchett and will likely be returning as showrunner alongside Douglas Mackinnon (who directed the primary season). Gaiman may also be writing the second season along with John Finnemore.
The six-episode first season was initially conceived as a standalone miniseries, and already coated the whole lot of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s authentic novel. A lot in order that each Gaiman and Rhianna Pratchett, Terry’s daughter, shot down any continuations past the scope of the guide in 2018.
But it surely’s a well-known undeniable fact that Terry Pratchett and Gaiman had been planning a sequel to the primary guide, though the 2 didn’t handle to really publish it earlier than Pratchett’s demise in 2015. “I got to use bits of the sequel in Good Omens – that’s where our angels came from,” Gaiman defined in a press release obtained by Entertainment Weekly. “Terry’s not here any longer, but when he was, we had talked about what we wanted to do with Good Omens, and where the story went next. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I get to take it there.”
Gaiman had additionally previously hinted on his Tumblr in 2019 that “there is entire novel plot that nobody knows about, and Terry was absolutely in favour of that story being told” — presumably the deliberate sequel that season 2 will likely be adapting. “We are back in Soho, and all through time and space, solving a mystery, which starts with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory,” Gaiman teased.
In fact, Good Omens (the TV present) was additionally an enormous hit for Amazon Prime Video with an enthusiastic on-line fan base, so it’s not exhausting to see why everybody concerned wished to place collectively a second season. There’s no launch date for the upcoming six-episode season, however filming is about to start later in 2021.