In a surprise twist, Amazon Studios has renewed the once limited series Good Omens. It’ll explore the aftermath of the first season that saw Aziraphale and Crowley getting banned to the very Earth they saved. what shocked people about this revelation was the fact that there was no sequel book by authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Well, it seems that the idea to create a second season was born from scrapped ideas for a sequel that they developed some time ago but never followed upon. Gaiman offered some insight into this in a statement:
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.
We also got a key art offering a small glimpse at what we can expect from the upcoming sequel:
There is currently no release date planned, but they aim to start productions sometime later this year. Michael Sheen and David Tenant are set to return in their iconic roles. Director Douglas Mackinnon is set to return with Gaiman acting as showrunner, who will write the episodes alongside Josh Cole. It’s an exciting venture to see an author continue a scrapped project through a different medium and a nice way to pay tribute to the late Terry Pratchett‘s legacy. We cannot wait to see what awaits Aziraphale and Crowley once they return to the streaming service.