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Good Omens season 2: Late author Terry Pratchett on set ‘in spirit’ as creator Neil Gaiman reveals heartfelt tribute

Good Omens creator Neil Gaiman has revealed the sweet tribute to author Sir Terry Pratchett on set of season 2, writing that his late friend is there ‘in spirit’.

Fans of Good Omens have been delighted to learn that the second season is currently in development, with Michael Sheen returning as the benevolent angel Aziraphale and David Tennant reprising his role as the cunning yet lovable demon Crowley, as the unlikely duo face world-ending stakes.

The TV series is based on the 1990 novel of the same name co-written by Neil and Terry, with the first season of the fantasy comedy premiering in 2019.

While filming is taking place, Neil shared a behind-the-scenes snap on social media of a chair set up on set in Terry’s honour, with his multicoloured scarf draped over the back and his hat perched on the armrest.

Terry died in 2015 at the age of 66 from Alzheimer’s, having been diagnosed eight years prior.

‘Terry is here in spirit and hat and scarf. When we shoot in the bookshop we will hang them in there but for now they are here on his chair. #GoodOmens2,’ Neil wrote.

 

Terry’s scarf and hat also appeared in the first season of the show.

Several Good Omens fans shared how much they loved the dedication to Terry on set, with one writing: ‘It warms my heart to see Terry Pratchett still represented. I miss the wit and wisdom of his books.’

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What mischief will these two get up to in season two? (Picture: Amazon Studios/Chris Raphael)

‘I’m gonna cry again this is so wholesome ily Neil (and Terry),’ someone else tweeted, while another fan commented: ‘Would like to say I’m not crying but I absolutely am.’

Several fans expressed how much they miss Terry, with one saying in response to the picture: ‘I actually choked up a little at this. Thank you.’

‘I love that Terry Pratchett has his own chair on the set of Good Omens II,’ another said.

Terry is best-known for his Discworld comic fantasy book series, which began in 1983 with The Colour of Magic and spanned 41 novels, with the final instalment, The Shepherd’s Crown, being published after the author’s death.

Before his death, he became a patron for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Shortly before his death, he gave Neil a letter encouraging him to create the TV adaptation of Good Omens that they had always wanted to create.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk in 2019, Neil revealed that was the only time Terry asked him to do something.

‘In the 30 odd years of our friendship, Terry had never asked me for anything before. That was the first thing he’d ever actually asked for,’ he said.

‘He was a very proud man. He didn’t ask for things, he liked things to turn up unasked for. He would order, but he didn’t ask. And he asked and then he died, and now it was a last request.’

Good Omens season 1 is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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