Good Omens on Prime Video finally brought the beloved novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett to the screen. The show also gave us a little taste of the sequel they planned but never wrote. Gabriel and his fellow angels would have played a big part in that follow-up book. That’s why Gaiman greatly expanded their role in the adaptation. It was a chance to finally introduce them to fans. But the archangel’s story is just getting started. The first trailer for Good Omens season two finds Jon Hamm’s Gabriel lost, confused, and at the center of a budding war between Heaven and Hell. And only Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale and David Tennant’s Crowley can stop it. Maybe.
And we thought the Apocalypse was fun!
So what’s going on with Heaven’s most arrogant angel? Why is he wandering around in a makeshift toga as the forces of good and evil engage in a hunt to find him first? And why did he seek out a “traitor” whose best friend is a demon? The trailer gives us a taste of what’s going on, but here’s the Good Omens season two synopsis from Prime Video:
Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, the duo are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho. That is, until the archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) turns up unexpectedly at the door of Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there. While Crowley is leery as to why the archangel has come to the bookshop, Aziraphale is keen to solve the mystery behind Gabriel’s condition. However, hiding the archangel from both Heaven and Hell quickly disrupts their lives in unforeseen ways. To solve this mystery and thwart Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other.
Season two might be a new story, but it will still let us hop around time. Prime Video says the show’s mystery “takes us from before The Beginning, to biblical times, grave robbing in Victorian Edinburgh, the Blitz of 1940s England, all the way through to modern day.”
Good Omens season two will also see the return of two other archangels. Doon Mackichan is back as Michael and Gloria Obianyo returns as Uriel. Fellow season one star Miranda Richardson is also getting in on the fun again. Only this time she’s playing the demon Shax. Other season one alums in new roles include Maggie Service as Maggie and Nina Sosanya as Nina. Newcomers include Liz Carr as the angel Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as another angel named Muriel, and Shelley Conn as the demon Beelzebub.
Will they all try to kill one another by the end of the six-episode season? Or can war be averted same as the Apocalypse? And will someone get Gabriel pants? We’ll find out when Good Omens (in any medium) gets a long-awaited sequel at Prime Video on July 28.