The Mystery of Good Omens 2 Is Finally Revealed

Until now, teases for the second season of Good Omens have been quite vague. Where will the series—based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett—go as it veers off the page? A surprising mystery! That could mean literally anything.

Hands up: Who predicted that it would involve the archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) having totally forgotten who he is, and turning to Aziraphale for help?

And that maybe this will lead to some kind of war?

Here’s the moderately forthcoming synopsis:

Good Omens 2 explores storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the ineffable friendship between Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), a fussy angel and rare-book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley (David Tennant). Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, the duo are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho. That is, until the archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) turns up unexpectedly at the door of Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there. While Crowley is leery as to why the archangel has come to the bookshop, Aziraphale is keen to solve the mystery behind Gabriel’s condition. However, hiding the archangel from both Heaven and Hell quickly disrupts their lives in unforeseen ways. To solve this mystery and thwart Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other.

This trailer is quick and delightful and full of confused angels, as well as Sheen being sweetly baffled and Tennant absolutely smashing it as a Crowley who seems to be slowly turning into Bill Nighy (this, for the record, is a Good Thing).

Along with Tennant, Sheen, and Hamm, the show’s returning cast includes Doon Mackichan as Michael and Gloria Obianyo as Uriel; Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, and Nina Sosanya are back, but in new roles. New faces on the heavenly or devilish squads include Liz Carr, Quelin Sepulveda, and Shelley Conn. Good Omens co-author Neil Gaiman and director Douglas Mackinnon co-showrun the whole shebang.

The six episodes of Good Omens 2 appear on Prime Video July 28th.


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