It doesn’t get any better than this unlikely duo (Picture: BBC/Amazon Prime Video)
Everyone’s favourite mismatched duo are set to make a hellish comeback, as David Tennant and Michael Sheen confirm their return to Good Omens for season 2.
Good Omens, based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel of the same name, follows a benevolent angel called Aziraphale (Michael) and a snakey demon called Crowley (David) as they face an imminent apocalypse.
Having become accustomed to their lives on Earth over the millennia, the pair secretly work together to try and prevent Armageddon, in addition to an impending battle between Heaven and Hell.
The first season of the show ended with Aziraphale and Crowley on chummy terms, enjoying a tasty lunch at the Ritz.
So now that season two is going to go beyond the original source material, what lies in store for the unlikely friends?
Amazon Prime Video teased that the upcoming episodes, which will be filmed later this year in Scotland, will ‘illuminate the uncanny friendship’ between the pair.
A mysterious messenger will mix things up in season two (Picture: Amazon Prime Video)
Having prevented the destruction of all living things on Earth, Aziraphale and Crowley have returned to their pleasant lives among mortal beings in London’s Soho.
However, their lives are uprooted yet again when a messenger arrives, bringing with them a ‘surprising mystery’.
Executive producer and co-showrunner Neil explained that he and Terry, who died in 2015, ‘plotted the sequel’ to Good Omens 32 years ago.
Neil said that he used some parts of the sequel in the first season of Good Omens, which is ‘where our angels came from’.
‘Terry’s not here any longer, but when he was, we had talked about what we wanted to do with Good Omens, and where the story went next. And now, thanks to BBC Studios and Amazon, I get to take it there,’ the author stated.
Everything seemed hunky-dory at the end of season one (Picture: BBC/Amazon Prime Video)
The writer revealed that viewers will receive the ‘answers you’ve been hoping for’.
‘We are back in Soho, and all through time and space, solving a mystery, which starts with an angel wandering through Soho, with no memory,’ he added. A tantalising tease!
Staged star Michael feigned disappointment over Good Omens’ return, stating: ‘Personally I’m against it, but the world isn’t going to just save itself, is it?’
He added that if he and his Staged co-star ‘can manage to fall out too badly this time it may even have a chance of getting finished’.
David said that the reprisal of the show ‘is great news for me’, personally’.
‘As I get to work with Michael again, and I get to say Neil’s wonderful words once more,’ the Doctor Who star said.
‘It’s probably less good for the universe as it almost certainly means there will be some fresh existential threat to its existence to deal with, but, you know – swings and roundabouts…”’
The first season of Good Omens is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Credit: Original article published here.