Good Omens season 2 release date: Is season 2 happening?
Good Omens: Neil Gaiman says 'it's the right time' for the show
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Good Omens is the fan favourite show on Amazon Prime about the forces of heaven and hell uniting to stop the end of the world. The series, which is based on the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel, released in 1990, ended with the possibility of a sequel on the cards. Express.co.uk has all the details about Good Omens season two.
When is Good Omens season 2 out?
Amazon Prime has not officially confirmed the renewal of Good Omens for a second season, though reports from The Sun have suggested it has been given the green light.
Express.co.uk has contacted Prime Video for more information on whether season two will appear.
Neil Gaiman, the original author of the book which inspired the show, also served as one of the lead showrunners and writers on the series.
Over the years he has been very open on the potential of a sequel for the show, but he has been on the fence about the idea for quite some time.
Speaking to RadioTimes back in 2017, Gaiman said: “Terry [Pratchett] and I also plotted a sequel to Good Omens that we never did.
“It was about where the angels actually came from, which is why it was pretty easy to add extra angels to this.”
However, when the show aired in 2019, Gaiman went back on the idea of a follow-up series, disappointing fans with a seemingly definitive statement on season two.
At SXSW (South by Southwest) he said: “The lovely thing about Good Omens is it has a beginning, it has a middle, and it has an end.”
He continued: “Season one of Good Omens is Good Omens. It’s brilliant. It finishes. You have six episodes and we’re done. We won’t try to build in all these things to try to let it continue indefinitely.”
However Gaiman once more reversed his statement, speaking to Digital Spy in 2020, he said: “I don’t feel like it’s done and dusted… You know, Terry [Pratchett] and I had plotted a whole other storyline.
“The problem is that doing the second novel immediately after the first, or doing that second storyline immediately after the first, they’re just too similar, which I suppose would mean that if we did Good Omens, I would have to do three seasons.”
Who would be in the cast of Good Omens season two?
With no official confirmation on season two from Amazon Prime or Gaiman, it is hard to predict who could return for the sequel.
The show ends will all the major players still alive and kicking, so it is safe to assume Crowley (played by David Tennent) and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) would be back once more.
Gaiman teased the possibility of the sequel exploring the origins of the angels as well, making it likely fans could see Gabriel (Jon Hamm) again.
It seems a sequel book would need to be written beforehand though, so any returning characters will depend on what Gaiman decides in the book.
Is there a trailer for Good Omens season 2?
There are no trailers or teasers for a season two outside of Gaiman’s comments and fan speculation.
The Sun recently claimed a second season was in the works, with a TV insider being quoted as saying: “The novel and the show gained a real cult following, so devotees will be thrilled to learn about this sequel.”
This led to a series of rumours surrounding the follow-up season, though nothing has been confirmed by the showrunners, stars, or Amazon Prime themselves.
That didn’t stop fans from getting excited over the rumours, with one taking to Twitter to say: “You’re laughing. Good Omens season 2 might have just been announced and you’re laughing.”
Is there a plot for Good Omens season 2?
With no book sequel, series announcement or plot synopsis to go on, it is hard to tell what a potential season two could be about.
A sequel would most likely take place after the events of the first season, though there could be a time jump since the events of season one due to the length of time between seasons.
It will be up to Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to decide on what could happen and who could return for another go-around.
Good Omens is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
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