Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens has been renewed for a second season at Amazon. Series stars Michael Sheen (Underworld) and David Tennant (Fright Night) will return to their roles of the angel Aziraphale and his demonic bestie Crowley, respectively.
It’s an interesting choice. The original show was meant to be a limited series and effectively told the entire story from the source material about a demon and angel who attempt to thwart the coming apocalypse. Its mixture of humor and mythology dazzlingly reflected Gaiman and Pratchett’s novel.
According to Deadline: The new season will explore storylines that go beyond the original source material; having been on Earth since The Beginning and with the Apocalypse thwarted, Aziraphale and Crowley are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery.
Gaiman will continue on as an executive producer on the series which should be some hope for fans of his work. The author said that he and Pratchett had previously discussed a sequel to the book.
“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,” he said in a blog post titled Really Bloody Excellent Omens. “I got to use bits of the sequel in Good Omens — that’s where our angels came from. Terry was clear on what he wanted from Good Omens on the telly. He wanted the story told, and if that worked, he wanted the rest of the story told.”
Gaiman’s work is hot property right now. This renewal joins the previously announced Sandman series in development at Netflix as well as his long-running Lucifer which is preparing for its sixth and final season on the streamer.
Good Omens season two is set to begin filming this fall in Scotland. iHorror will keep you up to date on all the latest details as the the show progresses.