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‘Good Omens 2’ begins production

By Christian Imperio Published Nov 03, 2021 1:41 pm

Amazon Studios' fantasy comedy series Good Omens has officially begun production on its second season in Scotland, with award-winning actors Michael Sheen (Quiz, Staged) and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Staged) reprising their roles as the angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, respectively.

Aside from Sheen and Tennant, Amazon said that several key cast members from the show's maiden season are returning for season 2, with some of them are said to be playing new characters.

Those who are confirmed to be reprising their roles are Paul Adeyefa (Bancroft, Ransom), Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap, Better Call Saul), Gloria Obianyo (Dune, High Life), Miranda Richardson (Stronger, Rams), Maggie Service (Quiz, Red Dwarf XI), Reece Shearsmith (Inside No. 9, The League of Gentlemen), and Nina Sosanya (Red Joan, Killing Eve, Last Tango in Halifax, Screw). Amazon said that the specific characters each actor will be playing will be announced at a later date.

Gaiman will still serve as an executive producer and will co-showrun along with executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, who will also return to direct. Rob Wilkins, John Finnemore, and Josh Cole will also executive produce, with Finnemore serving as co-writer alongside Gaiman.

“I am so happy to be back here on the streets of Soho, watching, every day, the glorious performances of Michael Sheen and David Tennant," Gaiman said. "I miss having Terry Pratchett's genius, but it does feel like we are still all walking around inside his head. It’s been an absolute pleasure to have the brilliant John Finnemore co-write this season's story shenanigans with me, and to work with director and my co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon as he steers the ship, along with our astonishing crew, who have returned to do it again. 

The acclaimed author continued: "In this season we get to have new adventures with old friends, to solve some extremely mysterious mysteries, and we encounter some entirely new humans (living, dead, and otherwise), angels, and demons. We were lucky in the first season to have so many outstanding actors taking part, so I took pleasure in inviting people back, wherever we could, some in the roles they played originally, some in new parts written just for them."

Originally based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel, the new season will explore storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the uncanny friendship between Aziraphale and Crowley.

The duo, who have been on Earth since the beginning, are "getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery."

 “Having a company of players reuniting for this second season of Good Omens is like bringing a family back together, this time in Scotland," Mackinnon said. “Not only the cast, but also many of our Good Omens Season One crew have reassembled. Our team is being enriched with new talent on both sides of the camera so I am excited to be at the helm for six more episodes of what we hope will be heavenly entertainment.”

Amazon has yet to announce a premiere date for Good Omens, which will stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.