Put on a beautifully tailored vest and those bad boy glasses – it’s almost time for Good Omens to kick off once more.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen are set to reprise their roles as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley in the wacky comedy that takes a fairly standard doomsday plot type and adds satanic nuns, witch prophecies, and mischief that includes escaping their captors over the Internet.
Of course, despite the presence of its four horsemen, the apocalypse was narrowly averted by the end of the first season, but with the battle between Heaven and Hell about to heat up once more, here’s everything you need. know about the second season.
What happened in the first season?
Whoa, boy. What didn’t happen in the first season? Sticking fairly closely to the source material, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel of the same name (Gaiman also served as a writer for the series), the first season of Good Omens followed unlikely and somewhat reluctant friends Crowley and Aziraphale. while trying to prevent the impending apocalypse at the hands of the Antichrist.
The only problem was that no one knew where the Antichrist was. In fact, he had been swapped at birth with another child and now he lived a rather modest life in the British countryside under the alias Adam Young, having no idea that he had been singled out for greatness.
Over the course of the first season, Crowley and Aziraphale find themselves on the run from both Heaven and Hell, both wanting the final war to come so they can participate in the massive battle to end all battles. Fortunately for the couple, they manage to locate Adam and restore the world, and their former lives, before all is lost forever.
Is there a trailer?
not yet but there is a poster, showing the couple apparently being as close as ever. Crowley appears to be leaning on Aziraphale, who is reading a book, and the pair appear to be relaxing in Aziraphale’s nearly-destroyed bookstore. Nice.
What else do we know?
Not much, because the second season goes off the beaten track. There is no sequel to the Good Omens book, which means what could happen is anyone’s guess.
Fortunately, there is a synopsis: “The second season of Good Omens explores stories that go beyond the source material to illuminate the unlikely friendship between Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley,” it reads. .
“Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the apocalypse thwarted, Aziraphale and Crowley are returning to easy life among mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a startling mystery.”
Very exciting, Prime Video has released the two opening credits for the series, calling it “a special treat, because you all have been so patient with us.”
Unsurprisingly, it’s a choc-a-bloc with Easter eggs for avid fans, including the couple taking to the skies, traversing a battlefield, and wandering through a graveyard. Interestingly, a bombed-out London also appears in the title credits – perhaps the Apocalypse is ready to reappear?
The couple is even depicted descending into hell. “If you look closely, a character from the series one titles is trying to escape hell again!” Peter Anderson, whose team created the sequence, told Polygon via email. Color us intrigued.
Who will be the protagonist?
Aside from the obvious candidates, it looks like most of the cast from the first season will be returning. First on the list is Jon Hamm as the fawning archangel Gabriel, Doon Mackichan as Michael, and Gloria Obianyo as Uriel.
There will also be some returning faces in new roles: Miranda Richardson will play the demon Shax, while Nina Sosanya will return as Nina (having previously played one of the aforementioned satanic nuns). And in terms of all-new faces, Liz Carr is set to play the angel Saraqael.
When does it come out?
Good Omens will air July 28 on Prime Video.