We are sitting here scratching our heads at this news. Yes, we absolutely want more “Good Omens,” but now that we’re officially getting a second season, we’re wondering why? The original Neil Gaiman, Terry Prachett novel was pretty well covered by the incredible first season. Considering how off-book “American Gods” was able to go (without really trying, mind you) this could be really interesting.
Details are scarce, but yes, both David Tennant AND Michael Sheen are returning. Season 2 will reportedly be 6 episodes, and will cover the times BEFORE the action of the book. So, more Aziraphale and Crowley being…celestial and demonic.
Of today’s surprise news, Gaiman said:
“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. 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.
I have enlisted some wonderful collaborators, and John Finnemore has come on board to carry the torch with me. There are so many questions people have asked about what happened next, and also, what happened before, to our favourite 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.”
Sheen said, “Personally I’m against it, but the world isn’t going to just save itself, is it? If David and I can manage to not fall out too badly this time it may even have a chance of getting finished.”
Tennant added, “The return of Good Omens is great news for me, personally. As I get to work with Michael again, and I get to say Neil’s wonderful words once more. It’s probably less good for the universe as it almost certainly means there will be some fresh existential threat to its existence to deal with, but, you know – swings and roundabouts.”