Michael Sheen and David Tennant return for second season of fantasy drama Good omens.
Amazon has commissioned a second six-part series of the dramatic adaptation of the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Good omens: the beautiful and precise prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch.
In what was originally intended to be a limited series, the actors will return as Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley, an unlikely duo who teamed up to save the world from the apocalypse.
The second season will begin filming later this year in Scotland.
The new season will explore stories that go beyond the original material; Having been on Earth since The Beginning and with the Apocalypse thwarted, Aziraphale and Crowley are returning to easy life among mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a shocking mystery.
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Gaiman, who has a general contract with Amazon Studios, continues as executive producer and will co-showrun with executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, who will also return to direct. Rob Wilkins, John Finnemore and BBC Studios Productions head of comedy Josh Cole will also serve as executive producers, and Finnemore will co-write with Gaiman.
Good omens It is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation, and Narrativia.
The first season, which also starred Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin and Mireille Enos, premiered in May 2019.
Gaiman said, “Thirty-one years have passed since Good omens was published, which means thirty-two years have passed since Terry Pratchett and I lay in our respective beds in a Seattle hotel room at a World Fantasy Convention, and we planned the sequel. I was able to use parts of the sequel in Good Omens, that’s where our angels came from. Terry is no longer here, but when he was, we had discussed what we wanted to do with Good omensand where the story went next. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I can take it there. “
He added: “I have hired some wonderful collaborators, and John Finnemore has joined in to carry the torch with me. There are so many questions that people have asked about what happened next, and also, about what happened before, about our favorite angel and demon. Here are the answers you have been waiting for. We are back in Soho, and through time and space, solving a mystery, which begins with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory. “
You can read Gaiman’s full blog post on the renewal and season two. here.
Sheen said, “I’m personally against it, but the world is not going to save itself, is it? If David and I can manage not to fight too much this time, we may even have a chance to finish. “
Tennant added: “The return of Good omens it’s great news for me personally. When I get to work with Michael again, I can say Neil’s wonderful words one more time. It’s probably less good for the universe, as it almost certainly means that there will be some new existential threat to its existence to deal with, but, you know, changes and roundabouts. “