Good Omens season 2 is based on new material to set up potential season 3
Neil Gaiman says the new episodes act as a bridge between the first season and a sequel plot he developed with the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
With the second season of Good Omens arriving on Prime Video later this month, and excitement now at fever pitch, creator Neil Gaiman has explained that this second run may only be just the beginning of Aziraphale and Crowley's further adventures.
Speaking with this month's SFX magazine – on sale from 12th July and available to subscribers from 8th July – Gaiman explained that while he and the late Sir Terry Pratchett had already partially worked out the plot for a sequel to their 1990 novel Good Omens, this season will not tell that story.
Instead, Gaiman explained that this season would provide the connective tissue between the first season and that storyline in a potential third outing.
He said: "Because the hypothetical season 3 exists, there is a story that is there, and I didn't feel that we could drive straight from season 1 into that."
Gaiman continued to explain how he devised the plot for this season, saying: "I knew what the stakes were, I knew what the parameters were.
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"I also knew that I had David and Michael. I had the angels from plot number one. I had demons from plot number one. And with anybody that I wanted to bring back, but I didn't have room for right now, I did not have to bring them back as themselves."
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The new season will see Michael Sheen's Aziraphale and David Tennant's Crowley trying to uncover a mystery when Jon Hamm's archangel Gabriel turns up unexpectedly at the door of Aziraphale's bookshop with no memory of who he is or how he got there.
Gaiman previously revealed that both Tennant and Sheen have been sent the new season and that Tennant left him "a stunned video message about how he only planned to watch the first episode and watched the whole thing and how wonderful it was".
Meanwhile, he said at the time that "Michael has been directing his first TV series, and I don’t think he’s had a spare five hours to watch anything yet, although I know he wants to", and that "Jon Hamm has also seen it and loves it".
You can read the full interview in the latest SFX issue, available from 12th July.
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