I’m not even sure what’s happening, or why it’s happening, but one thing I know for sure is …if Neil Gaiman says so, this isn’t a joke. Good Omens is indeed getting a season 2.
Now, as a big Neil Gaiman fan, I will say that though a part of me is terrified, a bigger part is just excited that more is coming. I mean, who wouldn’t want more of this?
Michael Sheen and David Tennant are magical in the first season of Good Omens, and with the two of them returning and Neil Gaiman involved, well …we will just have to trust in angels (or demons?).
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a 1990 novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In case you aren’t familiar with the book, or the first season of the show, here’s a blurb to get you excited:
‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.’
People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?
You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.
It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.
And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist…
So, yes. How are they going to continue? We have absolutely no idea. But we’re in for whatever ride they’re taking us on.
Good Omens season 1 is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.