good omens Creator, writer and showrunner Neil Gaiman has told a fan why he won’t divulge any secrets about the fantasy comedy series’ second season until Prime Video gives him the “OK”.
Gaiman recently shut down a fan on Tumblr, who had asked the acclaimed writer to “disclose something important” about good omens Season 2. “Do you know what broadcasters do to showrunners who leak important stuff?” Gaiman asked the fan, before providing the rest of his cheeky response. “They don’t just kill us. They make sure we never existed. And our shows die with us. Hit shows like headless joe, Too many godmothers, Crab roll mysteries and Where are my knees? are now lost to the world, as their showrunners couldn’t keep secrets. You don’t want this to happen to me and good omens.”
good omens is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. The first season was released on Prime Video on May 31, 2019 and adapted the entire source novel. Although designed and marketed in a limited series, good omens was renewed for a second season in June 2021, which will premiere in the summer of 2023. Although plot details are scarce for good omens Season 2, Gaiman said the upcoming season will tell an entirely new story that isn’t based on the sequel idea he and Pratchett dreamed up in the 1990s. Instead, season 2 will involve a mystery that surrounds both David Tennant’s demon, Crowley, and his best friend, Michael Sheen’s angel, Aziraphale.
Season 3 will adapt the scrapped Good Omens novel
Although Gaiman initially reported after the renewal that good omens Season 2 would incorporate sequel ideas that Gaiman and Pratchett had thought of over 32 years ago, plans have apparently changed since then. The writer recently revealed that the idea for the sequel would instead serve as the basis for good omens Season 3 “if we get there”. Not much is known about the vel, but the working title was apparently 668 — The Beast’s Neighbor and would have featured more angels than the original book.
In addition to Tennant and Sheen, good omens Season 2 will again feature Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson, Reece Shearsmith, Nina Sosanya, Maggie Service, Gloria Obianyo, Doon Mackichan, and Jon Hamm. New cast members joining them include Liz Carr as Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as Muriel, and Shelley Conn as “A Key Character From Hell.”
good omens Season 1 is available to stream on Prime Video with Season 2 slated to premiere in summer 2023.