It’s excellent news, you naughty little demons: Season 2 of Good Omens is in full swing, which means Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) have been concerned with more vital concerns rather than sipping champagne at The Ritz.
Given that Neil Gaiman previously stated that he and the late Terry Pratchett had “always agreed” to work on Good Omens “together or not at all,” this may come as a surprise to some.
668: The Neighbour of the Beast, the sequel to the original novel, was never completed, and Gaiman told us that the show’s first season included a number of facts from that tale in the series.
He explained, “[Things like] spreading into heaven and hell.” “Gabriel (Jon Hamm) isn’t in the book, but he and the other angels, as well as a number of the other demons, came from all of Terry Pratchett and I’s discussions about what we’d do in a sequel.
“In some respects, I’ve already exhausted that resource.”
Gaiman has obviously come up with a lot more ideas since then, and he later stated that “if people love this enough, and if the time and the will are there, we could easily go back and make a lot more.”
It’s worth noting that the preceding statement was made before he appeared to rule out returning to that world once more, but enough with the past. We’re currently anticipating the second season of Good Omens.
Everything you need to know is right here.
Good Omens Season 2 Release Date
There is still no known release date for Good Omens 2 as of April 2022. However, because the show is now in post-production, we may expect to see it on our televisions by the end of the year.
Filming began in November 2021 and ended in early March 2022 in Scotland. With a shot of Aziraphale’s trademark cream coat hanging from the back of a door, Michael Sheen confirmed the news on Twitter.
Alongside it, he wrote: “We need all the angels we can get at times like this. Unfortunately, this one will have to hang up his coat. However….#GoodOmens2”
David’s wife, Georgia Tennant, posted a photo on Instagram the same day, joking that he’d been ‘exorcised’ from the diabolical role, with David’s signature bright red hair reverting to brown.
Douglas Mackinnon has been rehired as director, and Neil Gaiman has been rehired as executive producer and co-showrunner.
“We needed to show that we could transport them both to Scotland. The Zoom call from Los Angeles was met with puzzled looks. After that, they set off to try to figure out where Scotland was “According to Mackinnon, who spoke to Deadline. “We’ve got the top of the crop when it comes to local talent. ‘Local’ makes it sound a little self-conscious. I’m delighted we’re finally bringing these performances here with Neil — it seems like everyone is eager to put them on, and there’s no hesitancy.”
Amazon announced the start of filming by releasing a few fresh photos from the set, which is really exciting.
And Gaiman is ecstatic to be back on site.
“I am so thrilled to be back here on the streets of Soho, witnessing Michael Sheen and David Tennant’s great performances every day,” the showrunner remarked (via CBR). “I miss Terry Pratchett’s brilliance, but it feels like we’re all still trapped inside his skull.”
“Having the brilliant John Finnemore co-write this season’s tale hijinks with me, and working with the director and co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon as he steers the ship, as well as our amazing team, who have returned to do it again, has been an incredible pleasure.”
“It’s like getting a family back together for this second season of Good Omens,” Mackinnon added. “Not only has the cast returned, but so has a large portion of the Good Omens season one crew. On both sides of the camera, our team is growing, so I’m pleased to remain at the helm for six more episodes of what we believe will be heavenly entertainment.”
Good Omens Season 2 Cast
Tennant and Sheen have undoubtedly returned as the show’s faces.
Paul Adeyefa, Michael McKean, Gloria Obianyo, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Reece Shearsmith, and Nina Sosanya are among the returning cast members.
However, the cast of Good Omens has stated that some of the actors will play new roles. We’ll update you as we have more information on that strange revelation.
The cast has also been expanded to include Siân Phillips (Dune), Tim Downie (Outlander), Andi Osho (I May Destroy You), and Alex Norton (Pirates of the Caribbean).
Sadly, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Satan in the series, will not be returning, according to Deadline. This disheartening news was revealed in January 2022.
Good Omens Season 2 Plot
“It’s been 32 years since Terry Pratchett and I laid in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention and plotted the sequel,” Gaiman said. “It’s 31 years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s 31 years since Terry Pratchett and I laid in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention and plotted the sequel” (via TV Line).
“In Good Omens, I got to use some of the sequel, which is where our angels came from. Terry is no longer with us, but when he was, we discussed what we wanted to achieve with Good Omens and where the plot should go next.”
He went on to say: “People have been asking a lot of questions regarding what occurred afterward (and possibly before) to our favorite Angel and Demon. Here’s the information you’ve been looking for. We’re back in Soho, and we’re unraveling a story that begins with an angel wandering the streets of Soho with no recollection.”
“It’s definitely less beneficial for the universe because it almost likely implies there’ll be some new existential threat to its existence to cope with,” Tennant continued, “but, you know – swings and roundabouts.”
Gaiman earlier told Radio Times that the sequel he and Pratchett were working on was about “where the angels actually come from,” and based on what he said in the above remark, that’s exactly what we’ll get.