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We are getting a second season of Good Omens! The first season was supposed to be a limited series. On June 29th, 2021 Amazon announced that production will start in Scotland later this year. We are anticipating six new episodes. I have high hopes for this next installment. The novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, was the basis for the first season and was spot on. Neil Gaiman will continue to serve as executive producer and co-showrunner along with fellow EP Douglas Mackinnon, who will also return to direct.
Talking about Good Omens 2 Neil Gaiman said “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,” Gaiman said in a statement. “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,” the statement continues. “There are so many questions people have asked about what happened next (and also, what happened before) to our favorite 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.”
Michale Sheen and David Tennant are both slated to reprise their respective roles as Aziraphale and Crowley. The Angel and Demon with an unlikely relationship as they represent their sides on Earth. This continuation is said to go beyond the source material and explore more of the aspects of the two getting back to living in the Soho area until a mysterious stranger arrives presenting a new mystery.
Keep your eyes out for this one. These characters are dynamic and seeing more into their relationship is going to be just as entertaining as it was in the first installment. Frances McDormand as the voice of God was brilliant and I have high hopes for her to come back. Tennant and Sheen together are the perfect fit in my opinion to play the main characters and have done nothing but amazing justice to the material that Gaiman and Pratchett wrote so masterfully.
With Gaiman saying that there are endless possibilities for this story, I am excited to see where it goes. We are not going to see the same story rehashed, instead, this fight is looking like the Celestials against Earth. All of them against all of them is a suggestion that is alluded to in several interviews, along with the possibility of a third Celestial Being coming in as a main character. Gaiman has also said that he is continuing to use the material that he and Pratchett were going to use in a sequel. It is looking more like a separate story than a continuation of the first.