“Good Omens” Scores Suprise Renewal

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

In a surprising announcement, Amazon Studios has renewed its TV series adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel “Good Omens” for a second season.

The order comes more than two years since the first season aired on the service back in May 2019. The new season is expected to consist of six episodes which will go beyond the original source material but will incorporate some of the unused ideas by Gaiman and Pratchett for a sequel which they considered over thirty years ago.

Gaiman says in a statement: “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.”

The first season ended with the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) stopping the apocalypse. However, they were accused of treason and banished to Earth – free to enjoy the world they saved.

The new season kicks off in a mystery that starts with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory. Gaiman will return to co-showrun the new season alongside director Douglas Mackinnon, while Gaiman also co-writes the new episodes with Josh Cole.

The new season is set to start filming later this year.