Ahead of Season 2 of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman‘s fantasy series for Amazon Prime in conjunction with BBC studios, the studio has officially announced the cast list.
Michael Sheen and David Tennant will return to their roles as Aziraphale and Crowley respectively, and Derek Jacobi will also return as Metatron. The trio will be joined by newcomer Dame Siân Phillips.
Also returning this season are Mark Gattis, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, and Niamh Walsh. They will be joined by a series of newcomers including Tim Downie (Outlander), Pete Firman (The Magicians), Andi Osho (I May Destroy You) and Alex Norton (Pirates of the Caribbean).
Other cast includes Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Nina Sosanya, Doon Mackichan, Gloria Obianyo, Liz Carr, Quelin Sepulveda, and Shelley Conn. Unfortunately, neither Benedict Cumberbatch, nor Francis McDormand will be returning for Season 2.
Season 2 of the show will no longer be following the novel of the same name. As the series continues, new plotlines will develop the relationship between the main characters as they are greeted with a brand new story full of potential.
The show is currently being developed in Scotland, and writer Neil Gaiman had this to say with the new casting announcement: “We are so thrilled that we were able to get so many fabulous actors to return to the Good Omens family. Some of them are reprising roles, some of them are playing completely new characters. And we are just as thrilled by the people coming to the Good Omens team for the first time. We have an ensemble cast of astonishing talent, and seeing what they’re giving us is a daily treat. I can’t wait until the rest of the world gets that treat, too.”
The show is certainly lining up an excellent cast, even if it is disappointing to lose Cumberbatch and McDormand as God and Satan, the rest of the cast list is looking jam packed. Although announced in June 2021, we still have no solid confirmation of a release date of the new season.