Based on the international bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the six-part second season will focus on the universe of Good Omens and beloved characters.
Amazon Studios announced today that it has given the green light to fan-favorite global series Good omens for a second season. Multi-awarded actors Michael sheen, (Quiz, Staging) and David tennant (Des, staging) are confirmed to reprise their lead roles as Angel Aziraphale and Demon Crowley, an unlikely duo who have teamed up to save the world from the apocalypse. Filming for the second season of the six-part comedy fantasy drama will begin later this year in Scotland and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world at a later date.
The new season will explore storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the bizarre friendship between Aziraphale, a wayward angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley. Having been on Earth from the start and with the Apocalypse foiled, Aziraphale and Crowley find an easy life among mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery.
Neil gaiman continues as executive producer and will co-present with executive producer Douglas mackinnon, who will also return to direct. Rob wilkins, John finnemore and comedy chef of BBC Studios Productions Josh Cole will also be executive producer, with Finnemore being a co-writer alongside Gaiman. Good omens is based on the international bestselling novel “Good Omens” by Terry pratchett (father-foal) and Gaïman. The new season is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation and Narrativia.
Neil Gaiman says:
“It’s been thirty-one years since ‘Good Omens’ was published, which means thirty-two years have passed since Terry Pratchett and I were lying in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room during a World Fantasy Convention, and have plotted the sequel. I have to use pieces from the suite in Good omens – that’s where our angels come from. Terry isn’t there anymore, but when he was there we talked about what we wanted to do with ‘Good Omens’ and where the story goes. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I can go. I recruited some wonderful people and John Finnemore came on board to carry the torch with me. 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 waiting for. We’re back in Soho, and across time and space, solving a mystery, which begins with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory.
Douglas Mackinnon says:
“Taken Good omens in my home country of Scotland to film a second season is an exciting dream come true for me. And with the return of Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley, we truly have an angel and a demon on our side.
Rob Wilkins says:
“Terry and Neil always knew that Crowley and Aziraphale wouldn’t just appear in one story, and had long harbored plans to expand their adventures. David and Michael’s outstanding performances made it an absolute necessity. Terry would have it. was thrilled with the way they brought their characters to life, and just as thrilled as I was that a second season is now underway.
Michael Sheen says:
“Personally, I’m against it, but the world isn’t going to save itself, is it? If David and I manage not to fall out too much this time around, there might even be a chance to end it.
David Tennant says:
“The return of Good omens is great news for me personally. As I rework with Michael and repeat Neil’s wonderful words. It’s probably less good for the universe because it almost certainly means there will be a new existential threat to deal with, but, you know – swings and roundabouts… ”
Good omens launched worldwide as a limited series on Prime Video in May 2019 and is based on the beloved 1990 novel, Good omens: the beautiful and exact prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The Hugo Award-winning first season, favorite of millions of passionate fans around the world, stars Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mireille Enos, and more.
With this announcement, Amazon Studios continues its relationship with Gaiman, who has a global agreement with the studio.