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David Tennant & Michael Sheen on If Love Will Bloom On Good Omens Season 2

David Tennant & Michael Sheen on If Love Will Bloom On 'Good Omens' S2

Micheal Sheen (Aziraphale) and David Tennant (Crowley) siting in a chair together in 'Good Omens' season two
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Plus, Crowley’s emotional character development and Aziraphale’s continued love of magic.

Since season one of Good Omens dropped on Prime Video in 2019 fans have been clamoring to see their favorite demon and angel reunite for more adventures.

As David Tennant’s Crowley and Michael Sheen’s Aziraphale saved the Earth from certain destruction in the first season, they quickly wormed their way into our hearts with their witty banter and compelling onscreen chemistry.

Now, after four long years, we are finally getting a follow up to the fantasy series based on the beloved 1990 book by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman. In the new season of the hit show the frenemies are being thrust into another adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery of how the archangel Gabriel — played by a returning John Hamm — ended up in Aziraphale’s London bookshop with no memory of who he is.

The begrudging best friends are the heart of the show and in season two Crowley gets more in touch with his feelings and starts to see his relationship with the affable angel in a whole new light. “He’s no longer having to toe the company line when it comes to being a demon,” Tennant tells PRIDE. “So he can sort of allow himself to be a little more honest about how he feels about some things and that can be quite challenging for him, but it also allows him to maybe confront some truths that he’s been denying.”

This interview was conducted prior to the start of the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Season two also promises even more flashbacks of Crowley and Aziraphale's past adventures that will provide a window into their friendship. “It’s nice we get to see how that relationship is formed over the millenia and each character has informed the other and allowed the other to slightly bend the rules that they think that they might have to live by,” the Doctor Who alum explained.

But don’t worry, because along with serious character development and attempting to save the world, the upcoming season is full of lighter moments as well — including Aziraphale attempting magic tricks again. “The seriousness about how much he loves magic is, I think, somehow the same seriousness that he has about wanting to save the world,” Sheen said of his character. “That’s the ferocity of how much he loves it.”

Miranda Richardson (Shax) and David Tennent (Crowley) standing next to a car.

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Season one was such a huge success that Aziraphale and Crowley became instant fan favorites and the actor’s on-screen chemistry led fans to begin shipping the two characters almost immediately. While the two stars have little control over the trajectory of their characters — that’s up to “head office” the pair jokes — they both recognize the responsibility of being entrusted with portraying these beloved characters.

“If we feel a responsibility, I suppose, it’s having delivered series one and delivered the adaptation of the much loved book — and seemingly not to have broken too many dreams in doing that — you just want to bring the people that loved that on a, sort of, further adventure,” Tennant explained.

David Tennant (Crowley) and Michael Sheen (Aziraphale)

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“But I suppose knowing that it is a story about — you know at its heart, it is a story about love, I don’t think Neil [Gaiman] would want to shortchange that story in any way whatsoever,” adds Sheen on the possibility of romance in Aziraphale and Crowley’s future. “So [he] wouldn’t want it to be reductive in any way and wouldn’t want to put too many labels on that in any way, but to always have the possibility that in the most inclusive way possible, it can be a story that speaks of love to everybody who watches it.”

Despite fans shipping the two leads, season one never gave us the queer love story of our dreams so we’re keeping our fingers crossed season two delivers!

Good Omens returns with season two on Prime Video starting on July 28, 2023.

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.