With shooting now happening on a second season of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and the gang have released the first image of David Tennant and Michael Sheen as the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale in costume.
This new run of episodes, based on ideas that Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett dreamt up while writing their original tome, has Gaiman joined on script duty by John Finnemore, while Douglas Mackinnon is back as co-showrunner and director.
The main acting pair, of course, we now know, are not the only people returning for the second series. Also back are Paul Adeyefa, Michael McKean, Gloria Obianyo, Miranda Richardson, Maggie Service, Reece Shearsmith and Nina Sosanya, though some will be in entirely new roles (the Good Omens team is playing coy on that front for now.)
“I am so happy to be back here on the streets of Soho, watching, every day, the glorious performances of Michael Sheen and David Tennant. I miss having Terry Pratchett’s genius, but it does feel like we are still all walking around inside his head,” says Gaiman. “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have the brilliant John Finnemore co-write this season’s story shenanigans with me, and to work with director and my co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon as he steers the ship, along with our astonishing crew, who have returned to do it again.
“In this season we get to have new adventures with old friends, to solve some extremely mysterious mysteries, and we encounter some entirely new humans (living, dead, and otherwise), angels, and demons. We were lucky in the first season to have so many outstanding actors taking part, so I took pleasure in inviting people back, wherever we could, some in the roles they played originally, some in new parts written just for them.”
There’s no date for the show’s return just yet, but we’re still happy that they’re all back at work. Well, when they’re not sitting around chatting…