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.”
While the newly released logline doesn’t really reveal many details about the season 2 plot, Gaiman did tease the upcoming batch of episodes, saying, “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.”
Good Omens season 2 doesn’t have a premiere date yet. But filming for the second season is already set to start later this year in Scotland.