Good Omens director and executive producer Douglas Mackinnon has confirmed his exit from the show before a potential renewal for season 3.


Mackinnon has directed all episodes of the David Tennant and Michael Sheen series to date and has been heavily involved in the production of the show alongside author Neil Gaiman.

However, after sharing a photo of the set on Instagram, Mackinnon confirmed in the comments: "I'm not involved with this show anymore."

Mackinnon is also known for his work on Doctor Who, Sherlock, Line of Duty, Outlander and Silent Witness.

While Prime Video has not officially confirmed season 3 of the show, Deadline has cited sources saying a renewal is on the horizon.

Neil Gaiman, Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Douglas MacKinnon
Neil Gaiman, Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Douglas MacKinnon David Buchan/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images

Responding to the Good Omens renewal reports, showrunner Neil Gaiman said on Tumblr: "We aren't quite there yet. But Amazon has definitely been doing things that make a third season more likely."

Gaiman has been open about envisioning one more season for the show to wrap up the story of Aziraphale (Sheen) and Crowley (Tennant) after season 2 ended with the pair of them heartbroken and going their separate ways.

Gaiman said via Twitter, which was recently rebranded to X: "It won't be confirmed unless enough people watch season 2 to make Amazon happy. And it's strike season, which makes everything harder.

"But obviously season 3 is all planned and plotted and, if I get to make it, will take the story to a satisfying end. If I wasn't on strike I'd be writing it currently."

He added: "Our set is still standing in a studio in Bathgate and we would all love to get back there and finish the story in the way Terry and I plotted, long ago."

Maggie Service, who plays a new character called Maggie in season 2, has said that the ending of the second season does not feel like the overall end of the story.

She told "Where we end, I think, is so beautifully written because none of it's tied up in a bow, none of it's Hollywood magic. It's real within fantasy - and what is going to happen next?" has contacted Prime Video and reps for Mackinnon for comment.

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