- The Amazon series “Good Omens” returns to the streaming service with season 2.
- In addition to Michael Sheen as the angel Erziraphael and David Tennant as the demon Crowley, many new and old faces are returning.
- Director Douglas Mackinnon just announced the end of filming on Twitter.
“Good Omens” will receive a 2nd season from streaming service Amazon Prime Video. Director Douglas Mackinnon now announced on Twitter the end of filming.
Good Omens Season 2: Release date
Neil Gaiman confirmed the start of filming in October 2021 with a tweet. He wrote: “I don’t know who painted that quote from ‘Good Omens’ Season 1 on the exit door of the studio. I don’t even want to know. I just love that when I left the studio today after our first day of shooting, that quote was waiting to greet us back in the outside world.”
In June 2021, Gaiman, author of the book and executive producer and showrunner of the series, shared on Twitter that “Good Omens” will get a 2nd season. When season 2 will be released on Amazon Prime Video has not been determined at this time. Season 2 will include a total of six episodes.
“It’s been 31 years since Good Omens was released, which means it’s been 32 years since Terry Pratchett and I were in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention planning the sequel,” Gaiman said in a statement, as reported by U.S. magazine TVLine.
“I used parts of the sequel in ‘Good Omens’ – that’s where our angels come from. Terry’s not around anymore, but when he was, we had talked about what we wanted to do with ‘Good Omens’ and where we wanted the story to go next. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I get to take it there,” Gaiman continued.
Good Omens Season 2: Plot
In Season 2, Crowley and Erziraphael encounter an angel with no memory in London’s Soho neighborhood and are confronted with a mystery.
Amazon’s official description for Season 2 states, “The new season will explore storylines that go beyond the original source material. It will shed light on the uncanny friendship between Erziraphael, a picky angel and dealer in rare books, and the fast-moving demon Crowley. Having been on Earth since the beginning and thwarted by the apocalypse, Erziraphael and Crowley are back to living normally among mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising secret.”
Good Omens and Anansi Boys
Fans are doubly pleased, because in addition to the 2nd season of “Good Omens”, “Anansi Boys”, the next work of Neil Gaiman has also been announced on Amazon Prime Video. Although the new series is explicitly not a spin-off of “Good Omens”, it is nevertheless anchored in its universe. Gaiman also wrote the novel “Anansi Boys,” which can be read as a sequel to his work “Good Omens.”
Good Omens Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for season 2 yet. But author and co-showrunner Neil Gaiman posted the first image for the series on Twitter.
He also shared a behind-the-scenes photo of actors Michael Sheen and David Tennant. On it, Michael Sheen and David Tennant can be seen, as well as the Soho set with the bookstore and a pub.
Good Omens Season 2: Cast
Also in season 2 we will see Michael Sheen (“Prodigal Son – The Murderer in You”) as the angel Erziraphael and David Tennant (“Broadchurch”, “Doctor Who”) as the demon Crowley.
In addition, Jon Hamm (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) will be back as the archangel Gabriel. He will be joined by Doon Mackichan (“Two Doors Down”) as Michael, Gloria Obianyo (“Dune”) as Uriel, Liz Carr (“The Witcher”) as Saragael and Quelin Sepulveda as Muriel.
In January 2022, it was also confirmed that Derek Jacobi (“Gladiator”) will reprise the role of Metatron. Dame Siân Phillips (“Dune: The Desert Planet”) will also be in the sequel, as well as Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), Steve Pemberton (“Killing Eve”) and Reece Shearsmith (“Inside No. 9).
Other confirmations include Niamh Walsh (“The English Game”), Tim Downie (“Outlander”), Pete Firman (“The Magicians”), Andi Osho (“I May Destroy You”) and Alex Norton (“Pirates of the Caribbean“).
Furthermore, the US magazine Deadline reveals that Benedict Cumberbatch and Frances McDormand will not return in season 2.
Good Omens Season 2: Production
Neil Gaiman (“The Sandman“) continues as executive producer of the series and serves as co-showrunner alongside executive producer and director Douglas Mackinnon. Other executive producers include Rob Wilkins, John Finnemore and BBC Studios Productions’ Head of Comedy Josh Cole. Finnemore serves as co-writer alongside Gaiman.
Filming for Season 2 took place in Scotland. As director Douglas Mackinnon announced on Twitter, filming is now complete.