Amazon’s fantasy comedy Good Omens won’t be a limited series after all. The streamer recently ordered a second season of the Neil Gaiman-created show and will start filming new episodes later this year in Scotland.
Good Omens is based on the 1990’s novel of the same name, which was written as a collaboration between Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The first season followed an unlikely coalition between demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), who join forces to prevent Armageddon and save the world.
Gaiman will continue his role as executive producer and showrunner for the second season, while Michael Sheen and David Tennant are set to reprise their roles as angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley.
Season two will have six episodes like the first one and is expected to go beyond the source material. According to Gaiman’s blog post, the storylines will be devised from the ideas that he and Pratchett discussed for the sequel of the original novel.
“Terry was clear on what he wanted from Good Omens on the telly,” wrote Gaiman on his website. “He wanted the story told, and if that worked, he wanted the rest of the story told.
Gaiman also added that the new episodes would see Aziraphale and Crowley “solving a mystery which starts with one of the angels wandering through a Soho street market with no memory of who they might be, on their way to Aziraphale’s bookshop.”
Good Omens was a surprise success for Amazon, getting rave reviews from critics upon its release. The series also received three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.