Neil Gaiman says they may not release Good Omens season 2 at all

Is Good Omens season 2 canceled?

Good Omens season 2 starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant

It’s been nearly a year since Amazon Prime Video revealed that it ordered Good Omens season 2. And because the streaming service has yet to set a release date for the show’s sophomore run, a lot of fans have taken to social media to directly ask creator Neil Gaiman about the show’s return.

Good Omens season 2 release date

Overwhelmed by the huge number of fans bluntly asking him to announce a premiere date for season 2, Gaiman threatened to not release the show’s new batch of episodes at all.

“No. And if you ask again like that, we may not release it at all,” Gaiman wrote in a tweet in response to a fan demanding a release date announcement for season 2.

Almost an hour later, Gaiman clarified in a follow-up tweet that he was just joking. “I thought it was funny, and hoped my reply was funny,” read a portion of his tweet. “WE WILL RELEASE GOOD OMENS 2, WHEN IT IS DONE. We only stopped shooting in March. There is much to be done.”

Good Omens season 2 plot

According to Amazon, season 2 will follow angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David 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.

Season 1 covers the entirety of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel of the same name on which the TV series is based, so season 2 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 last year. “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.”

Gaiman also teased 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 cast

Aside from Sheen and Tenant, Jon Hamm will also come back for season 2 to reprise his role as Archangel Gabriel. Other returning cast members include Doon Mackichan as Angel Michael and Gloria Obianyo as Uriel, who will be joined by new angels portrayed by Liz Carr (Saraqael) and Quelin Sepulveda (Muriel). Bridgerton star Shelley Connhas has also been cast as a “key character from Hell” next season.

Source: ComicBook.com, Nerdist