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Good Omens 2 gets poster and release window

October 7th, 2022 by Marc Comments

After the news broke last June that a Good Omens sequel was coming (here), it raised a few eyebrows.

The first season was great but it was based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel and it covered all the events of that tale and wrapped it all up very neatly.

The news that a sequel was coming was unexpected because, as far as we knew, there was no more story to tell.

However, it seems that that is not the case: “Terry [Pratchett] was clear on what he wanted from Good Omens on the telly. He wanted the story told, and if that worked, he wanted the rest of the story told,” Gaiman said at the time.

“So in September 2017 I sat down in St James’ Park, beside the director, Douglas Mackinnon, on a chair with my name on it, as Showrunner of Good Omens. The chair slowly and elegantly lowered itself to the ground underneath me and fell apart, and I thought, that’s not really a good omen. Fortunately, under Douglas’s leadership, that chair was the only thing that collapsed.

“So, once Good Omens the TV series had been released by Amazon and the BBC, to global acclaim, many awards and joy,  Rob Wilkins (Terry’s representative on Earth) and I had the conversation with the BBC and Amazon about doing some more. And they got very excited. We talked to Michael Sheen and David Tennant about doing some more. They also got very excited. We told them a little about the plot. They got even more excited.

“What it was mostly like shooting Good Omens: peering into screens while something happened round the corner.

“I’d been a fan of John Finnemore’s for years, and had had the joy of working with him on a radio show called With Great Pleasure, where I picked passages I loved, had amazing readers read them aloud and talked about them.

“I asked John if he’d be willing to work with me on writing the next round of Good Omens, and was overjoyed when he said yes. We have some surprise guest collaborators too. And Douglas Mackinnon is returning to oversee the whole thing with me.

So that’s the plan. We’ve been keeping it secret for a long time (mostly because otherwise my mail and Twitter feeds would have turned into gushing torrents of What Can You Tell Us About It? long ago) but we are now at the point where sets are being built in Scotland (which is where we’re shooting, and more about filming things in Scotland soon), and we can’t really keep it secret any longer.”

Exciting news! As a fan of the novel when it first came out in 1990, I was very excited for the series and it didn’t disappoint with David Tennant and Micheal Sheen absolutely nailing the roles of Crowley and Aziraphale, I can’t wait for the second season… and now I know I won’t have too long to wait.

The first poster for season 2, above, tells us that the duo will be back in less than a year, summer 2023!

And the tagline reads ‘Something’s going down in the up’.

I have no idea what that means but I cannot wait to find out.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….