Good Omens returns for Season 2
James R | On 29, Jun 2021
Good Omens will return for a second season, with Michael Sheen and David Tennant both returning.
The series, which is a co-production between Amazon Studios and BBC Studios, is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The first season saw Sheen (Quiz, Staged) and Tennant (Des, Staged) play the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, an unlikely duo that teamed up to save the world from the apocalypse.
Now, the pair are getting back together to reprise their starring roles for another six-part season. The new chapter will explore storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the uncanny friendship between Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley. Having been on Earth since The Beginning and with the Apocalypse thwarted, they are getting back to easy living among mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery.
Neil Gaiman continues as executive producer and will co-showrun along with executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, who will also return to direct. Rob Wilkins, John Finnemore and BBC Studios Productions’ Head of Comedy Josh Cole will also executive produce, with Finnemore serving as co-writer alongside Gaiman. The new season is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation and Narrativia.
Gaiman says: “It’s 31 years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s 32 years since Terry Pratchett and I lay in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention, and plotted the sequel. I got to use bits of the sequel in Good Omens – that’s where our angels came from. 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. I have enlisted some wonderful collaborators, and John Finnemore has come on board to carry the torch with me. There are so many questions people have asked about what happened next (and also, what happened before) to our favourite Angel and Demon. Here are the answers you’ve been hoping for. 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.”
Michael Sheen says: “Personally I’m against it, but the world isn’t going to just save itself, is it? If David and I can manage to not fall out too badly this time it may even have a chance of getting finished.”
With this announcement, Amazon Studios continues its relationship with Gaiman, who has an overall deal with the studio.
Season 2 will begin filming later this year in Scotland and will launch on Amazon Prime Video at a later date.