Neil Gaiman fantasy series Good Omens is looking good to land a Season 3 renewal by Amazon and the BBC, I hear. In anticipation of the order for what will likely be the show’s last chapter, the options on the series’ main cast, led by Michael Sheen and David Tennant, have been picked up, sources said.
Not returning for Season 3 is Douglas Mackinnon, who served as executive producer, director and co-showrunner on the first two seasons.
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Mackinnon revealed his departure from Good Omens on Instagram. Answering an ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike-related challenge to film/TV professionals to post a photo of themselves on the job, he ran an image from the set of the Prime Video/BBC Two series.
While he did not identify the production, fans recognized the set and started a Good Omens discussion in the comments section to which Mackinnon responded, “I’m not involved with this show anymore.”
Mackinnon’s statement started a frenzy, leading a fan to ask series creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Gaiman about the director’s status on the Bluesky platform. His answer: “Douglas has moved on to other projects.”
While the news of Mackinnon’s exit also raised concerns about Good Omens‘ future, Season 3 is very likely, I hear.
Season 2, which was released in August, is believed to have done well, with Prime Video touting it as #1 comedy on the platform worldwide following its debut.
That same month, Gaiman, responding to a fan question on X about hope for Season 3, wrote, “It’s planned and plotted and if there wasn’t a Writers Strike on I’d be writing it right now.”
Gaiman, who in addition to creating the TV series co-authored with Terry Pratchett the novel Good Omens was based on, has indicated that Season 3 would draw from the duo’s unfinished sequel to their book.
That is expected to bring the story to its conclusion as Gaiman also has addressed the future of the show beyond Season 3, responding to another fan’s question on Tumblr, by saying, “No, there won’t be an S4.”
The six-episode second season of Good Omens explores storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the uncanny friendship between Aziraphale (Sheen), a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley (Tennant). Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, Aziraphale and Crowley are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery.
The large cast around Sheen and Tennant is led by Jon Hamm who plays Gabriel, the leader of the forces of Heaven.
Good Omens is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios Productions, The Blank Corporation, and Narrativia.
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