This gift we’ve received from SDCC 2023 is … quite ineffable. Prime Video unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette for Good Omens Season 2, featuring the core cast and creatives teasing fans before the show’s highly anticipated return. Can you believe it’s been over four years since Season 1 debuted? It’s difficult to think of anything happening in The Before Times™.
In the almost six-minute video, filmed in January 2022, David Tennant (Crowley) and Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) chat about the wonderful fandom and Neil Gaiman’s eye for making the mundane magical. Rob Wilkins of Narrativia, representing Terry Pratchett’s estate, reassures fans that the late, great Pratchett would’ve loved this onscreen adaptation. Pratchett and Gaiman hashed out what a sequel to Good Omens would have looked like. It’ll be nice to see the celebrated author’s continued influence and contributions for this second season.
The rest of the core cast, including the newbies, dive into what it’s like working on set. The featurette also addresses a few actors playing different characters this go-round, including Miranda Richardson, who plays Shax (she was Madame Tracy in Season 1). Reece Shearsmith portrayed William Shakespeare in Season 1, and in Season 2, he’ll play the role of Furfur. Shelley Conn will take the reins for Beelzebub over Anna Maxwell Martin.
In addition, the new season will take place four years after Aziraphale and Crowley avert the apocalypse at the end of the first season. Naturally, Gabriel’s (Jon Hamm) appearance takes our fave angel/demon duo by surprise. Tennant remarks on how Aziraphale and Crowley’s dynamic will evolve throughout Season 2. They’ll become closer than ever and rely on each other more than in Season 1. Hmm…
Side note: I’d like to point out that this season will have not one but three actors from Toast of London. There’s Jon Hamm, of course; Doon Mackichan (Michael), who played Jane Plough, Toast’s agent, and Tim Downie (Mr. Brown), who played Danny Bear. Now, all we need is Matt Berry to make an appearance, but I digress.
Prime Video has another surprise in store for fans. On August 4, following Season 2’s launch, viewers can expect additional videos, including bloopers, deleted and extended scenes, Easter egg trivia and production graphics. Be sure to access X-Ray on Prime for all this, dare I say it, ineffable goodness.
Before you go, check out the behind-the-scenes Season 2 featurette below. Then, brace yourselves for some cheeky divine antics when Good Omens streams its six-episode second season on July 28, 2023, only on Prime Video.
What do you hope to see this season? Sound off in the comments!
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