Every Day a 'Good Omens' Season 3 Renewal Appears to Be Getting Closer

David Tennant, Michael Sheen and the Good Omens ensemble

David Tennant, Michael Sheen, and friends 

(Photo: Prime Video)

Despite the fact that the second season of Good Omens was a hit with both critics and fans when it premiered back in July, Prime Video, for some inexplicable and incomprehensible reason, has thus far refused to officially announce the series' renewal. This is doubly devastating given the fact that Season 2 ends on a soul-destroying emotional cliffhanger, and all anyone who's a fan of the show wants at this point is some kind of confirmation that we'll get to see the end of the story play out onscreen. (At this point, I'd probably take stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen doing the third season Staged-style if it meant I'd get some version of Crowley and Aziraphale's reunion. I suspect I'm not alone in that.) 

Season 2, among other things, saw the subtextual romance between the angel Aziraphale (Sheen) and the demon Crowley (Tennant) finally become text on screen, ending with a desperate kiss between the pair and a painful separation. Desperate to change things Above, Aziraphale accepts a promotion to Supreme Archangel of Heaven and leaves Crowley behind when the demon refuses to return to the celestial realm with him. Between their heartbreaking goodbye and the looming threat of the Second Coming, things don't exactly end in a great place for our faves --- or the world at large. 

But, there's plenty of reason for Good Omens fans to have faithNeil Gaiman, who is both the showrunner and writer of the Prime Video series, as well as the man who wrote the book the show is based on alongside the late, great Terry Pratchett, said that he would have already been working on scripts for Season 3 had the summer's writer's strike not occurred, and has already picked up his pen again in the wake of its resolution. (Now it's time for a fair deal for the actors, just saying.) 

David Tennant and Michael Sheen in "Good Omens" Season 2

David Tennant and Michael Sheen in "Good Omens" Season 2

(Photo: Prime Video)

And, most excitingly, Deadline is reporting that the show is "looking good to land a Season 3 renewal," and that -- perhaps most importantly in this context, the third season options for Tennant, Sheen, and the series' other major cast members have all been picked up in anticipation of the show's return. Prime Video may be moving very slowly when it comes to putting the pieces in place for what will likely be the show's final season, the process is heading in the right direction. 

But just as the ineffable plan giveth, the ineffable plan can taketh away. 

It turns out that Douglas McKinnon, the series' co-showrunner, executive producer, and the man who directed all 12 episodes of its first two seasons, won't be taking part in its third. McKinnon announced this news via an Instagram comment on a photo of the show's recognizable Soho street set. Gaiman himself later confirmed on social media that McKinnon had moved on to other projects, a doubly distressing bit of news since his impact on the series' visual style has been so broad across its first two seasons, and any third outing would be the show's last. (It seems rather depressing to realize that, having been there for the start of Crowley and Aziraphale's story, McKinnon won't be part of the end of it.)

According to Gaiman, Season 3 will draw from the idea he and Pratchett had once discussed for a Good Omens sequel, and Season 2's plot serves as a bridge between those two stories. I think we can all guess it's got something to do with the Second Coming, but since the author himself is keeping mum on the subject, we'll have to wait and see. 

Good Omens Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Prime Video. 

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. 

More to Love from Telly Visions