Good Omens Season 2: Good Omens premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) are two angels and a demon who are friends and want to stop Armageddon, the final battle between heaven and hell, from destroying Earth.
The show is based on the novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett.
Critical acclaim for this six-part series has been high, with Collider’s Vinnie Mancuso praising how “Gaiman, who wrote all six episodes, is keeping the anarchic spirit of the book alive while still honoring Pratchett’s endearing tendency to wander off on amusing tangents, asides, and footnotes.”
A Christian group even started a petition to get Good Omens taken off Netflix because of the show’s offensive gags about the Bible and other religious topics, even though the show was never available on the streaming service to begin with.
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The show was promoted as a limited series, but in mid-2020, Gaiman published a short film called Good Omens: Lockdown. Nonetheless, Amazon has officially announced that Good Omens will return for a fourth season in 2021, with Gaiman returning to his co-showrunner role. Learn all there is to know about Season 2 of Good Omens with the help of this concise and easy-to-read reference guide.
Good Omens Season 2 Plot
According to Neil Gaiman, the show isn’t based strictly on the book. It was originally discussed that Gaiman and Pratchett write a sequel to their previous work together. Gaiman told TVLine, “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 to Good Omens.” Good Omens was published in 1987, making the time between the two authors’ plotting sessions 32 years.
For example, they titled the book “668: The Neighbor of the Beast,” which is a really clever play on words. So, Gaiman carried on: “The angels in Good Omens were taken directly from the sequel, which I was able to use in part. Although Terry is no longer present, we were able to discuss our plans for the future of Good Omens.”
His explanation for the ideas was that they involved “[things like] spreading into paradise and hell,” as he put it in an interview with Digital Spy. As Terry Pratchett put it, “Gabriel (Jon Hamm) is not in the book, but he and the other angels, and a bunch of the other demons, come from all the chats Terry Pratchett and I had about what we would do in a second book.” As a result, it appears like the creative process was finished far before any ideas were considered for implementation on screen.
Good Omens season 2 Release Date
Even though we still don’t have a concrete release date for Season 2 of Good Omens on Amazon Prime Video, we just got some major news. At the New York Comic Con panel on October 7, 2022, it was revealed that the new season would premiere in the summer of 2023.
This comes after a long wait for fans, as Gaiman announced season 2 via a website post in June 2021, stating that set construction had begun in Scotland and that production would begin “soon.”
Season 1 of Good Omens filmed for six months, from September 2017 to early March 2018, with the premiere airing on Amazon Prime in May 2019.
Good Omens season 2 cast: Who’s in it?
It’s no secret that Tennant and Sheen are once again the show’s stars. Paul Adeyefa, Michael McKean, Gloria Obianyo, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Reece Shearsmith, and Nina Sosanya are just some of the other cast members who will be back.
The cast of Good Omens, however, has revealed that several of them will be taking on new roles. As soon as we learn more about this unexpected development, we’ll share it with you. Several more well-known actors, including Siân Phillips (Dune), Tim Downie (Outlander), Andi Osho (I May Destroy You), and Alex Norton (Pirates of the Caribbean), have also joined the cast.
However, Deadline reports that Benedict Cumberbatch, who voices Satan, will not be returning. This disheartening information became public in January of 2022.
Is There a Trailer for Good Omens Season 2?
Amazon has not yet produced a teaser for Season 2 of Good Omens, although a clip was shown at the show’s panel at NYCC 2022. Maggie Lovitt of Collider says that this short clip introduces a new character who may play a significant role in the upcoming season.
More Divine Comedy In Good Omens Season 2
During the Good Omens event at the New York Comic Con, Gaiman just revealed some information about Season 2. Fans may expect “love stories” and “a lot more Heaven, a lot more Hell” in the upcoming episodes, as promised by Gaiman.
He also discussed the role of Muriel, played by Quelin Sepulveda, saying that she is a “really well-meaning” angel meant to balance out the mostly negative portrayal of angels in the first season of Good Omens.
Muriel, described by Gaiman as “vulnerable and curious” by Sepulveda, is eager to leave the angelic society to which she belongs. At the New York Comic Con presentation, it was also revealed that characters Crowley (David Tennant) and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) would become entangled in a mystery during Season 2.
Something’s going down in the up,” read the tagline on a poster that was displayed at the panel, implying this. Season 1 of Good Omens can be seen right now on Prime Video. New episodes of Season 2 will be available on the service in the summer of 2023.
— Amazon Studios (@AmazonStudios) October 8, 2022
How Many Episodes are in Good Omens Season 2?
Good Omens Season 2 will consist of six episodes, the same as the previous season, so here’s hoping that Neil Gaiman and crew can create an as clear and simple story.