Amazon Prime Video is taking Good Omens beyond its source material.
The streaming service has renewed the fantasy comedy series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant for a six-episode second season.
According to Amazon, season 2 of the Neil Gaiman-created series will follow angel Aziraphale (Sheen) and demon Crowley (Tennant), now living back on Earth in London’s Soho neighborhood, as their easy lives are interrupted by an “unexpected messenger” that leads them into yet another mystery. Gaiman will return as showrunner and executive producer. He will also write the series with John Finnemore.
The first season of Good Omens covers the entirety of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel of the same name, 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. “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.”
Good Omens season 2 plot details
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. You can watch it below:
Good Omens season 2 release date
The six-episode season 2 of Good Oments will be released in its entirety on Amazon Prime Video on July 28th, 2023.