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Neil Gaiman Teases Good Omens Gets Even Better In Season 2

Neil Gaiman Teases Good Omens Gets Even Better In Season 2

Neil Gaiman Teases Good Omens Gets Even Better In Season 2
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More Aziraphale and Crowley shipping is on the way.

Though fans are still eagerly anticipating a date for the second season of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman is already dishing the kind of tea that will make the wait even harder — and we love it. According to the co-author and co-creator, he could not be more excited about what the new season holds.

Speaking with Rolling Stone India Gaiman said season two is even better than the first. “I’m so proud of Good Omens, season two. I think it’s wonderful,” he said. “The first time you do something, you just learn how to do it and then you can start to play. So when I wrote and made Good Omens I was learning, how do you do a Good Omens? I think there’s this thing in my head, but how does it work? I feel like Good Omens season one was ‘Chopsticks.’ This is much more me getting to the whole orchestra.”

The series is based on a 1990 novel of the same name. The first season follows angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) who come together with other Biblical and supernatural characters to stop the end of the world. Throughout their journey, the leads also explore feelings they might have for each other. Of course, the gays went wild hoping for the two to get to know one another in the, ahem, biblical sense.

Though it was not the most faithful adaptation, Gaiman's signature satirical references and the actors’ comedic talent made the show a hit. Learning from what worked in season one, the sophomore season will expand on the universe while continuing on the show’s lighthearted humor and dark undertones.

Gaiman recently reunited Sheen and Tennant on another show based on his work, The Sandman. In a bonus episode released last week, the duo voiced the human cat owners in “Dreams of a Thousand Cats/Calliope” “I’d been working with David Tennant and Michael Sheen on Good Omens anyway, so that was a no-brainer. They’re both in The Sandman because they love The Sandman,” Gaiman says. The two were happy to return but with one very important condition, said Gaiman. “The main thing was that we had to promise both of them that if they lent their voices to this, it didn’t mean that they couldn’t come back and actually be in the Sandman TV show later. This wasn’t their one chance. They both needed to be reassured of that.”  

Good Omens season two is set to release on Prime Video later this year.

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