When it was announced that a second season of the Amazon Prime Video series Good Omens, based on the 1990 novel by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman about delaying the End of the World, had been greenlit, it was clear that any new installments featuring Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale and David Tennant’s Crowley would have to venture outside the source material. The novel, after all, had been covered in its entirety in season one. When the second season was announced, Amazon stated that the new episodes:
explore storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the uncanny friendship between Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley. 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 added in a statement:
It’s 31 years since Good Omens was published, which means it’s 32 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,” Gaiman said in a statement. “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.
While we currently don’t know where Gaiman will be taking the story–other than the clues offered in those statements–we do know that filming has wrapped on season two.
As to how it’s going, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine in which he discussed Good Omens and Netflix’s The Sandman series, Gaiman seems to be having a ball with the series.
“Oh, it’s wonderful. It’s so much fun,” he says. “Partly because I learned so much. The first time you do something, you just learn how to do it and then you can start to play. So when I wrote and made Good Omens I was learning, how do you do a Good Omens?”
He goes on to say that he feels as though “Good Omens season one was “‘Chopsticks,’ with season two “getting to the whole orchestra.”
There’s currently no release date for Good Omens season two, but we’ll keep you posted when we know. Season one is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.