Good Omens, the beloved TV series based on the novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, left fans yearning for more after its wildly successful first season. The show’s wickedly clever blend of humor, fantasy, and thought-provoking themes captivated audiences and sparked a fervent desire for a second installment. Now, as Good Omens season 2 is just around the corner, anticipation reaches new heights, leaving the show’s followers eagerly scouring for any tidbits of information about the much-awaited continuation of this enchanting tale. In this article, we delve into everything we know about Good Omens season 2 including its cast, plot, trailer, and release date,
Good Omens season 2 cast
Lead stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as the demon Crowley are reprising their roles for season 2. Also confirmed to come back from season 1 are Jon Hamm as Gabriel, Doon Mackichan as archangel Michael, and Gloria Obianyo as archangel Uriel.
The following original cast members are also returning for season 2 in new roles: Miranda Richardson as demon Shax, Maggie Service as Maggie, and Nina Sosanya as Nina.
Aside from the returning cast members, Good Omens season 2 will also feature new cast additions including Liz Carr as angel Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as angel Muriel, Shelley Conn as demon Beelzebub, Tim Downie as Mr. Brown, Andi Osho as Sitis, Ty Tennant as Ennon, and Peter Davison as Job. Siân Phillips and Pete Firman will also appear in the upcoming season in undisclosed roles.
At the New York Comic Con in 2022, Amazon Prime Video released some first-look photos of the cast:
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Good Omens season 2 plot details
The first season of Good Omens covers the entirety of the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, so the upcoming sophomore run is extra exciting for fans, as Gaiman and Pratchett never wrote a sequel to their beloved book. They, however, did make initial plans for a follow-up several years ago.
“It’s thirty-one years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s thirty-two 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 back in 2021. “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.”
Below is the official synopsis for Good Omens season 2:
“Good Omens season 2 explores storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the ineffable friendship between Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), a fussy angel and rare-book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley (David Tennant). Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, the duo are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho. That is, until the archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) turns up unexpectedly at the door of Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there. While Crowley is leery as to why the archangel has come to the bookshop, Aziraphale is keen to solve the mystery behind Gabriel’s condition. However, hiding the archangel from both Heaven and Hell quickly disrupts their lives in unforeseen ways. To solve this mystery and thwart Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other.”
The new story will take viewers from before The Beginning, to biblical times, grave robbing in Victorian Edinburgh, the Blitz of 1940s England, all the way through to the modern day.
Good Omens season 2 trailer
On June 7th, 2023, Amazon Prime Video dropped the official trailer for Good Omens season 2. While the trailer doesn’t give away many plot details, the show’s LGBTQ+ fans — who are hoping to see Aziraphale and Crowley embrace their very obvious love for each other in the new season — couldn’t contain their excitement after one particular line from the trailer hints at an explicit acknowledgment of the romance between the angel and demon.
At one point in the trailer, Gabriel says to Aziraphale: “You know what it’s like when you don’t know anything at all, and yet you’re totally certain that everything would be better if you were just near one particular person.” As the archangel is speaking, the trailer cuts to a scene of Crowley and Aziraphale drinking wine together and smiling softly at one another. That scene has since been compared by fans to a scene in the first season where Crowley saves all of Aziraphale’s beloved books from burning when his bookshop in Soho catches on fire.
Here are some of the fan reactions to the season 2 trailer:
we're getting a continuation of the church scene and please, the parallels, Gabriel's words over that part of the trailer AND AZIRAPHALE'S GAZE BEING THE SAME LOOK OF LOVE AND ADORATION AS IN THE COLD OPENING I – #GoodOmens2 pic.twitter.com/XUqAD26MRG
— rike ✨ olivia colman slapped my arm (@THEFAVOURITE_) June 7, 2023
"there'll be an angel who looks very much in love with a demon" pic.twitter.com/2HyCzip1eu
— sarah | GOOD OMENS 2 TRAILER | The 317th Doctor (@sarocarita) June 8, 2023
she's everything he's just ken pic.twitter.com/gIhxbCqq1f
— B | good omens is back!! (@ineffablexb) June 7, 2023
we were sooo naive to think they were going to be just a established couple jskdmjkg the man who wrote good omens 2 is the man that said that the perfect romance is pining and more pining, he won't make it that easy and i LOVE HIM FOR IT
— Mal J Fell ☀️ // 46 days until Good Omens 2 (@SunnyB_stard) June 7, 2023
— FuckYeahGoodOmens (@FYeahGoodOmens) June 7, 2023
good omens season two looks fucking fire, THE QUEERS ARE WINNING
— Cody???? (@monkeyman985) June 8, 2023
You can watch the official trailer for Good Omens’ second season below:
Good Omens season 2 release date
Good Omen returns July 28th, 2023. The new six-episode season will be released in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video on the said date.
Where to watch Good Omens
If you haven’t watched the first season of Good Omens yet, it is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.