They say you can't keep a good angel or demon down, and that appears to be the case with Michael Sheen's Aziraphale and David Tennant's Crowley as Amazon announced on Tuesday that it has ordered a second, six-part series stemming from Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett's book Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. Set to begin filming in Scotland later this year, the new season will examine narratives beyond the original novel, with our duo getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London's Soho- until an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery. Gaiman will stay on as executive producer and will serve as a co-showrunner with executive producer Douglas Mackinnon, who returns to direct. 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. Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation, and Narrativia are set to produce.
"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. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I get to take it there," wrote Gaiman in a blog post (which you can read in full here). "I have enlisted some wonderful collaborators, and John Finnemore has come on board to carry the torch with me. There are so many questions people have asked about what happened next, and also, what happened before, to our favourite Angel and Demon. Here are the answers you've been hoping for. We are back in Soho, and all through time and space, solving a mystery, which starts with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory."
"Personally I'm against it, but the world isn't going to just save itself, is it? If David and I can manage to not fall out too badly this time it may even have a chance of getting finished," Sheen joked in a statement. "The return of Good Omens is great news for me, personally. As I get to work with Michael again, and I get to say Neil's wonderful words once more. It's probably less good for the universe as it almost certainly means there will be some fresh existential threat to its existence to deal with, but, you know – swings and roundabouts," followed Tennant.