Rejoice: 'Good Omens' Will Officially Return For a Third & Final Season

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

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

(Photo: Prime Video)

It's true that the Ineffable Plan can occasionally grind exceedingly slowly, but wow does it ever come through in the clutch sometimes. After months of handwringing, speculation, and rumors that the show was definitely probably almost certainly coming back, Prime Video has finally made it official: Good Omens will be returning for a third and final season. 

The popular adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's beloved novel aired its second season back in July, and fans have been on pins and needles ever since wondering whether they'd get the chance to see the resolution to its devastating emotional cliffhanger played out onscreen. (It's likely that multiple apology dances are needed, is what I'm saying.) 

Season 2, among other things, saw the subtextual romance between the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David 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. 

Gaiman has said before that he and Pratchett had discussed at some length what further adventures set in this universe might look like and, before Pratchett's death in 2015, had even begun sketching out plans for an unwritten sequel. Some of these ideas have already been incorporated into the show—the existence of Jon Hamm's Gabriel, for example—and it seems clear that this final outing will bring that saga to a close.

“I'm so happy finally to be able to finish the story Terry and I plotted in 1989 and in 2006. Terry was determined that if we made Good Omens for television, we could take the story all the way to the end," Gaiman said in a statement. 'Season One was all about averting Armageddon, dangerous prophecies, and the End of the World. Season Two was sweet and gentle, although it may have ended less joyfully than a certain Angel and Demon might have hoped. Now in Season Three, we will deal once more with the end of the world. The plans for Armageddon are going wrong. Only Crowley and Aziraphale working together can hope to put it right. And they aren't talking.”

Tennant and Sheen are obviously returning, and while there are no other official casting announcements, earlier reports indicate that the cast options for the series' major players were all picked up, so it seems safe to assume we'll see multiple familiar faces as the series' enters its final act. 

Good Omens has checked every box for a clever, witty, and funny comedy that not only made it a success on Prime Video, but also made ‘goodness’ watchable and fun thanks to Neil and Terry’s immense creativity,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios. “The final season is sure to be packed with the same dynamic energy that our global customers have come to enjoy.”

Gaiman continues as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Rob Wilkins of Narrativia, representing Terry Pratchett’s estate, as well as BBC Studios Productions’ head of comedy Josh Cole, will also executive produce. Unfortunately, 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. 

The final season of Good Omens will reportedly begin filming "soon" in Scotland. (Soon is relative, of course, given that both Tennant and Sheen have theater commitments well into the spring of next year.) 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. 

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