Good Omens Season 2 – All We Know

Good Omens Season 2 is coming on Amazon Prime but there is no official release date for the next run of episodes.

By Jonathan Klotz | Updated

The wait for the Apocalypse lasted thousands of years, but the four-year wait for Good Omens Season 2 somehow feels longer. Announced at New York Comic Con in 2022, Season 2 of the hit Amazon Prime series is going to be very different, most notably because Season 1 covered the book’s entire plot. What’s next for Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale and David Tennant‘s Crowley after they averted the End of Days?

Answering that question will be exciting for fans of the series, which many viewers assumed would only consist of one season. Neil Gaiman, one of the novel’s co-authors alongside the late Sir Terry Pratchett, has dropped significant hints about the upcoming season.

Most importantly, he revealed that the second season will be based on their notes for a second book, 668: The Neighbour of The Beast, that never went beyond the initial planning stage.


Good Omens Season 1 followed the persnickety angel Aziraphale and the self-serving demon Crowley through the history of humanity, from their time at the Garden of Eden to modern England.

Along the way, the two bonded and became the strangest of friends, realizing they loved the world too much to let it end once the Anti-Christ was born. After all, no matter who won the ensuing battle between Heaven and Hell, the aftermath would be disappointing and, more importantly, boring.

Following a mixup at the Chattering Order of St. Beryl, which caused the Anti-Christ to be sent to the English countryside instead of Washington D.C., Aziraphale and Crowley set out to undermine the ensuing Apocalypse.

Witch-hunter Newton and witch-descendant Anathema Device used their unique abilities, and very odd love connection, to stop the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, though, in the end, the world was most definitely destroyed.


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Bringing the snappy dialogue and clever wordplay to life was a fantastic cast comprised of Michael Sheen and David Tennant as the morally-opposed leads. Plus there was Frances McDormand as the voice of God, Derek Jacobi as Metatron, Benedict Cumberbatch as Lucifer, and John Hamm as Gabriel.

Rounding things out was Adria Arjona as the unfortunately named Anathema Device, Jack Whitehall as the also unfortunately named Newton Pulsifier Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery-Pulsifier, Sam Taylor Buck as Adam the Anti-Christ, Daniel Mays and Sian Brooke as his well-intentioned parents, and Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy.

Deadline confirmed that while most of the cast will be back for Season 2, some of the bigger names will not be back for another biblical adventure. Frances McDormand and Benedict Cumberbatch will not be reprising their roles as the embodiments of Good and Evil, while Adria Arjona is also not returning.

Nina Sosanya and Maggie Service will be back, leaving behind the nuns of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl for new characters named after themselves. Miranda Richardson is returning, this time as a new demon, Shax, filling in the role Crowley left behind following his firing in Season 1.

Joining the cast in Season 2 is Quelin Sepulveda, an angel named Muriel that is, for unknown reasons, attempting to blend in with humanity. Seeking refuge from her boring office job, which Neil Gaiman says the character has held for 6,000 years, Muriel comes across Aziraphale and Crowley outside the bookstore in London. Liz Carr joins the cast as an angel named Saraqael, though what she’s up to is unknown for now.

Other new cast members include Sian Philips, Pete Firman, Alex Norton, Andi Osho, and Shelly Conn. Conn is the most interesting, as she’ll be playing the new lord of Hell, taking over for Benedict Cumberbatch though reportedly, she won’t be Beezelbub and instead a new demonic lord, or maybe just the first lord of Hell deciding to go by a different name?

After millennia of imprisonment, trying new things should be encouraged.


Most of what we know about Good Omens Season 2 comes directly from Neil Gaiman. In an interview with Glitter Magazine, Gaiman described the upcoming season as a “quiet, romantic season,” emphasizing how Season 1 was decidedly not quiet and romantic. The closest the series has come to romance is the unlikely friendship between Aziraphale and Crowley.

When asked directly on Twitter about what book, besides the obvious one, inspired Season 2, Neil Gaiman said the works of Jane Austen were a huge influence on the script. Exactly which Austen novels are a mystery, though it’s easy to imagine Pride and Prejudice being reworked into the context of Good Omens, and Jane Eyre is a distinct possibility. The original novel wears its influence from The Omen on its sleeve, which raises the possibility of a straight adaptation being told through Season 2.

In 2017, Gaimen shared in an interview that Season 2 would touch on the origin of the angels and “start about five minutes before anyone said ‘Let there be light.'” This was part of the original plan for the sequel novel seeded throughout Good Omens Season 1, including Jon Hamm’s character of Gabriel, an angel absent from the first book.

Jon Hamm as Gabriel in Good Omens

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, Neil Gaiman shared on his personal Tumblr page an excerpt from Aziraphale’s diary written in the 1820s. Done as a prop for a scene involving the diary in Season 2, Gaiman didn’t want his work to be wasted, so he shared an excerpt about the angel saving a man from debtor’s prison.

Though in true Good Omens fashion, the angel accidentally saved someone who was guilty, which was so sad and expected, Crowley couldn’t even mock him properly.


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David Tennant as Crowley and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale in Good Omens

Sir Terry Pratchett passed away in 2015 before Good Omens aired, but his influence over Season 2 will still be felt, according to those involved. At a New York Comic-Con 2022 panel recounted by SyFy, Gaiman explained that the late author’s influence is baked into the characters already, “Terry took the things that I did that he thought were hilarious, like wearing sunglasses indoors when I didn’t need to…he put a lot of me into Crowley.”

Likewise, Pratchett is part of the set of Good Omens; as pointed out by the cast, his hat and scarf can be seen hanging in Aziraphale’s bookshop. The basics of the additional characters were established in the plot outline that the two friends wrote following the first book’s success, which means he may be gone, but Terry Pratchett remains an essential part of Good Omens Season 2.


Summer 2023 is the closest anyone will come to confirm a release date. Neil Gaiman has promised that a longer trailer, and likely more plot details, will be revealed as we get closer to the launch date. As with Season 1, the second season will also be six episodes long, enough to tell a great story but not so much that the audience gets bored and starts rooting for another apocalypse.