Good Omens: Neil Gaiman Teases Plans for Season 3


After a long wait of four years, Good Omens is making a highly-anticipated return with its second season. The initial season, based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's book of the same name, never received a sequel. However, Gaiman is deeply involved in the upcoming installment, serving as co-showrunner alongside executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, who will also direct all six episodes of the season. In a recent interview with SFX, Gaiman hinted at the possibility of a third season. He revealed that he and Pratchett had previously discussed an idea for a second book, but sadly, Pratchett passed away. Instead of diving straight into that concept, the second season will serve as a bridge between the first book and their envisioned follow-up.

Gaiman elaborated, saying, "Given the existence of a hypothetical season three, there is a story to be told. However, I felt it wouldn't be suitable to transition directly from season one to that. I knew the stakes, the parameters, and the essence of the story. I also had the incredible talents of David [Tennant] and Michael [Sheen], the angels from the first plot, and the demons from the first plot. If there were any characters I wished to bring back but couldn't accommodate at the moment, I had the freedom to reintroduce them in a different form."

What Is Good Omens Season 2 About?

In the second season of Good Omens, fans can expect to follow Crowley (Tennant) and Aziraphale (Sheen) as they continue their residence among humans in London's vibrant Soho. According to Amazon, their seemingly peaceful existence takes a turn towards the apocalyptic once again, triggered by an unexpected messenger presenting an intriguing mystery.

In a statement regarding the second season's announcement, Gaiman expressed his excitement for the return of Jon Hamm as Gabriel, describing him as "everyone's worst boss." Gaiman emphasized that the story he and Terry Pratchett crafted years ago will take viewers from the lively streets of Soho to the realms of Heaven and Hell. Gaiman delights in bringing back beloved (or hated) characters and introducing new ones, from the heavenly penthouses to the hellish depths, creating a unique and cherished Good Omens family dynamic.

While David Tennant and Michael Sheen will reprise their roles, it has been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch and Frances McDormand will not return as Satan and God, respectively. The second season is set to feature the return of Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel, along with Doon Mackichan as Archangel Michael and Gloria Obianyo as Archangel Uriel. Additionally, some actors will be returning in new roles, such as Miranda Richardson as demon Shax, Maggie Service as Maggie, and Nina Sosanya as Nina. Joining the cast of Good Omens for the new season are Liz Carr as angel Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as angel Muriel, and Shelley Conn as demon Beelzebub.

Good Omens will make its highly-anticipated return on July 28th.

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