The statement from the studio added that the six-part second season of the humorous fantasy drama will begin filming this year in Scotland and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Douglas Mackinnon, who directed the first season and returns to direct again, said, “Taking Good Omens to my home country of Scotland to film a second season is an exciting dream come true for me.”
The Hugo Award-winning first season that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, featured actors Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mireille Enos, and more.
The second season will see Sheen and Tennant reprise their roles as angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, respectively.
While the first season was based directly on the novel, the new season will “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,” said the press release.
“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,” it added.
Like the first season, it will again be executive produced Neil Gaiman, who will co-run the show this time with Mackinnon.
Rob Wilkins, John Finnemore and BBC Studios Productions’ Head of Comedy Josh Cole will also executive produce, with Finnemore serving as co-writer alongside Gaiman.
Pratchett and Gaiman co-authored the book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, which revolves around the birth of the son of Satan and an approaching apocalypse that an angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley plan to thwart. While there is no sequel to the novel, the upcoming season of the television adaptation draws from discussions Gaiman and Pratchett had about where to take the story next, the former said.
“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,” Gaiman said in a statement. Pratchett, renowned for his Discworld series of books, died in 2015.
Gaiman added that the second season will take the characters “all through time and space, solving a mystery, which starts with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory.”
The new season is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation and Narrativia.