Sure, they thwarted the apocalypse but it seems Aziraphale and Crowley’s work isn’t done just yet. Prime Video has picked up Good Omens for a second season, taking the series beyond its source material. Yep, this means six more episodes of a very blonde Michael Sheen and fashionable goth David Tennant squabbling through London.
According to Prime Video, season two will follow Aziraphale and Crowley, now living back on Earth in London’s Soho neighborhood when an “unexpected messenger” interrupts their easy lives, pushing the two into yet another mystery. Neil Gaiman will return as executive producer and showrunner, and will write the series with John Finnemore.
News of a season two will certainly interest Gaiman and Pratchett fans. While the duo never wrote a follow-up to their beloved 1990 novel, they did have initial plans. In a press release, Gaiman spoke of his and Pratchett’s sequel plans and how they factor into the TV adaptation’s season two.
“It’s thirty-one years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s thirty-two 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.”
Here’s a first look at Sheen and Tennant back as Aziraphale and Crowley in season two.
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Save a brief logline, season two is largely under wraps. However Gaiman did tease the upcoming season, saying, “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.”
Returning cast include Paul Adeyefa, Michael McKean, Gloria Obianyo, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Reece Shearsmith, and Nina Sosanya. Some of them will appear in new roles. However, Jon Hamm, is reprising his role of Archangel Gabriel, per Deadline. The series also cast a pair of new angels: Liz Carr as Saraqael and Quelin Sepulveda as Muriel. Shelley Conn will play a currently-unnamed character from Hell. Color us intrigued.
Additionally, Derek Jacobi, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, and Niamh Walsh are also returning, while Sian Phillips, Tim Downie, Pete Firman, Andi Osho, and Alex Norton are joining the cast. Deadline, which confirmed the castings, also revealed two Benedict Cumberbatch and Frances McDormand would not be reprising their season one roles.
An angel with no memory wandering Soho… color us intrigued! Season two has begun production in Scotland as of November 2, 2021. Amazon Prime Video hasn’t set a premiere date just yet.
Originally published June 29, 2021.