'Good Omens' Season 2 Will Be a Family Affair

Picture shows: David Tennant and Michael Sheen as Crowley and Aziraphale in Good Omens 2's Key Art

David Tennant and Michael Sheen as Crowley and Aziraphale in 'Good Omens 2's Key Art

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Most viewers likely aren't sure what to expect from the second season of Prime Video's Good Omens. Yes, the series's first season was wall-to-wall wonderful, an adaptation of the beloved Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name that felt like it really understood why the relationship between the bookish angel Aziraphale and the caustic demon Crowley has remained so popular for so long. But it also basically exhausted the original's source material. The Anti-Christ was contained, the apocalypse averted, and our favorite angel and demon duo have time for lunch at the Criterion afterward. Huzzah! 

However, since its lead characters are also technically immortal, so perhaps we shouldn't be but so surprised to see another chapter in their adventures. Stars David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Vardy v. Rooney: A Courtroom Drama) are back, along with the bulk of the first season's cast, including Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Doon Mackichan (Two Doors Down) as Michael, Gloria Obianyo (Dune) as Uriel,and Derek Jacobi (Last Tango in Halifax) as the Metatron. Nina Sosanya (Staged)Maggie Service (Quiz), and Miranda Richardson (And Then There Were None) will all be playing new characters this time around, and several new faces will also be joining the canvas.

But, in an odd twist that only seems to ever happen on shows whose casts are predominantly British, Good Omens Season 2 will be something of a family affair, as several of Tennant's relatives will also be joining him onscreen. Both his father-in-law Peter Davison (Call the Midwife) and eldest son Ty Tennant (House of the Dragon) will reportedly be part of the cast. No official details on their roles have yet been released, but the younger Tennant is reportedly playing a character named Ennon, while Davison has been cast as a character named Alistair.

Doctor Who fans have long enjoyed the uniquely circular Whovian history of the Tennant family: David played the Tenth Doctor and met his wife Georgia Tennant when she guest-starred as the titular character in the Season 4 episode "The Doctor's Daughter". Georgia is the real-life daughter of Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor for three years in the 1980s. Only on Doctor Who, y'all. And Good Omens now too, apparently.

Other new faces set to pop up in Good Omens Season 2 include Quelin Sepulved (The Man Who Fell to Earth), who will be playing an angel named Muriel; Donna Preston (The Sandman), who'll play Mrs. Sandwich; and Shelley Conn (Bridgerton), who will take over the role of Beelzebub, formerly played by Anna Maxwell Martin.

Despite the filming on Season 2 finished nearly a year ago, we still know remarkably little about it's plot, other than it will apparently find Aziraphale and Crowley still happily living amongst the mortals they both find so interesting in London's SoHo neighborhood when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery. 

Good Omens 2 is confirmed to arrive with six episodes on Prime Video sometime in the summer of 2023.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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