A Look at Neil Gaiman’s Anticipated Continuation
Neil Gaiman has been just about as secretive about the next season of Amazon Prime Video’s Good Omens as he possibly can be in the age of the internet. Ever since the renewal announcement back in the summer of 2021, fans across all social media platforms have been begging him for any sort of hint to what might be in store. His answer? “Wait and see.”
What We Know So Far
The most recent information provided about the show is that it has been finished and handed into Amazon and that the trailer may not come out until just before the actual show is released. Though a specific date has not yet been set for the show’s arrival, it is still anticipated to premiere during the summer of 2023.
In the meantime, fans are awaiting the new season with breathless wonder. With as scant information as we have about the upcoming episodes, there’s a lot of speculation around what the contents might entail, centered around the confirmation that it includes a deeper look into Heaven and Hell, as well as more backstory for our favorite angel-demon duo.
For as little as we know about the plot, there are many confirmations of actors involved in the project. Michael Sheen and David Tennant are reprising their roles as Aziraphale and Crowley, respectively. Other returning actors include Jon Hamm (Gabriel) and Derek Jacobi (Mettatron), with many other minor characters reprising their roles as well. Some familiar actors, such as Miranda Richardson, will be returning to the screen as new characters.
In addition to all of the returning actors, there are a handful of newcomers, including Quelin Sepulveda as Muriel, Liz Carr as Saraqael, and Tim Downie, Alex Norton, Andi Osho, Shelley Conn, Pete Firman, and Siân Phillips as yet undisclosed characters. Recently, Tennant’s father-in-law, Peter Davison, and son, Ty Tennant, were also confirmed to be part of the new season’s cast.
In the Meantime…
Perhaps the best source of information (and entertainment) regarding the show is Gaiman’s Tumblr page, where specific questions from fans have been “answered” and some fun little tidbits and extras (such as a segment of Aziraphale’s diary) have been posted. Thankfully, he has been quite patient with the barrage of questions from the show’s fans, using his trademark humor to effectively dodge addressing them.
While waiting for summer to finally roll around, there are plenty of other fantastic Neil Gaiman works available to tide fans over, including the fantastic radio adaptation of Good Omens. Many of his other books have been adapted into film or television as well, including The Sandman (which is also anticipating a second season in the future), American Gods, Stardust, and, one of my favorites, Coraline. There’s no shortage of Gaiman’s work to explore or re-experience while we wait, and hopefully, before long, more news about Good Omen’s trailer will be released by Amazon Prime Video.
Good Omens (2019) Official Prime Video Teaser Trailer
|Cailen Fienemann is a current student at Le Moyne College pursuing her BA in English and Communications with a film studies minor and a creative writing concentration. Though uncertain about her career end-goals, any job that allows her to write is a cherished one indeed.