'Good Omens' Season 3 Will Film In Early 2025

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

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

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They say patience is a virtue and it's one that fans of Prime Video's Good Omens have gotten very good at practicing in the years since the series' first season was announced back in 2017. And it looks as though they'll have to wait for a bit longer to see the story reach its end (and to get some sort of resolution to that devastating cliffhanger in Season 2). According to author and showrunner Neil Gaiman, production on the series' highly anticipated third and final outing won't begin until early 2025. 

Speaking to Deadline ahead of the Writers Guild of America Awards last weekend, Gaimain dropped some details about his upcoming projects as part of a larger discussion about post-strike Hollywood and the state of the streaming industry. The second season of Netflix's adaptation of The Sandman is currently filming, and the spin-off series Dead Boy Detectives is set to launch this month. But it's the Good Omens update that will likely most excite fans. 

"Dead Boy Detectives comes out in 10 days," Gaiman said. "I’ve seen half of Sandman Season 2, and it’s astonishing. I’m writing Good Omens Season 3, and we start shooting that in January. So I’m making stuff."

And that's not even counting the forthcoming Prime Video series based on his American Gods follow-up Anansi Boys which pretty much has to be close to complete by this point. At any rate, Gaiman is definitely staying booked and busy and even has plans to finally get back to writing that long-rumored Neverwhere sequel once he's done penning the final season of Good Omens

As far away as 2025 seems, the January production start date makes a great deal of sense given the stacked professional calendars of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who play the slinky demon Crowley and fussy angel Aziraphale, respectively. Sheen is currently busy playing NHS founder Aneurin Bevan in the National Theatre's production of Nye until June of this year, and is also set to play Prince Andrew in A Very Royal Scandal

As for Tennant, rumor has it that he'll be reprising his role in the recent BAFTA-nominated Donmar Warehouse revival of Macbeth when it transfers to a West End theater this Fall, a stint which will doubtless run through the holidays. Given these other commitments, early next year is probably the soonest they could get both of the show's stars back together to make Season 3.

As to what viewers can expect from the third and final installment of the Prime Video adaptation, we don't have a lot of info to go on, thought both the show and Gaiman himself have hinted that it will involved the Second Coming and the threat of another apocalypse. 

"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," Gaiman said in a statement when the Season 3 renewal was first announced. "The plans for Armageddon are going wrong. Only Crowley and Aziraphale working together can hope to put it right. And they aren't talking.”

There's no premiere window set for Good Omens Season 3 yet, but given the series' lengthy shoot and complicated post-production process, it's unlikely we'll see it before Summer 2026. But there's always hope, I supposed.

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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