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Gabriel’s in a Pickle in ‘Good Omens’ Season 2

Poster for Good Omens Season 2, showing Crowley and Aziraphale with their wings forming a heart. A single blue feather floats above them.

Good Omens season 1 was one of the sweetest apocalyptic romances ever to grace our TV screens, and now our favorite angel and demon are almost back in season 2! Prime Video has finally announced the release date for Good Omens season 2, and we couldn’t be happier.

Here’s everything we know about the quickly approaching new season!

Good Omens season 2 trailer and plot: what is Good Omens season 2 about?

Good Omens season 1 adapted the beloved novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. However, with the events of the novel over, season 2 will venture into new territory.

The trailer for Good Omens season 2 promises plenty more of the sweet, diabolical comedy we saw in season 1. The Archangel Gabriel (John Hamm) has gone missing from Heaven. Where did he end up? In Aziraphale’s bookshop, of course! Heaven is sending angels to look for him, including a lovably naive angel named Muriel. Aziraphale and Crowley decide to hide Gabriel, inadvertently triggering a war.

Although there was never a sequel to the Good Omens novel, Gaiman and Pratchett plotted a sequel before Pratchett died. That meant there was already some material to work with when Gaiman and co-writer John Finnemore set about writing Good Omens season 2 for Prime Video. At New York Comic-Con last fall, Gaiman said that season 2 will be a “kind of quiet and gentle and romantic” continuation of Aziraphale and Crowley’s story—and, indeed, when Gabriel talks about knowing that “everything would be better if you were just near one particular person,” Aziraphale and Crowley exchange a knowing glance. Aziraphale seems flustered afterwards, though, so it looks like they don’t start off season 2 already enjoying their happily ever after.

In season 1, Aziraphale and Crowley develop a millennia-long friendship that writer Neil Gaiman described as having “the beats of a romance.” However, when the apocalypse approaches, Aziraphale and Crowley admit that they love their lives on Earth too much to let it all go up in flames. They race against time, outwitting the forces of Heaven and Hell, to find the Antichrist so that they can stop the apocalypse from happening.

Good Omens season 2 cast: who’s in Good Omens season 2?

Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale sits next to David Tennant in sunglasses as the demon Crowley in 'Good Omens'
(Prime Video)

Obviously, Michael Sheen will return as the tightly-wound and gentle-natured angel Aziraphale. Likewise, David Tennant will reprise his role as Crowley, the demon who seems brash and arrogant on the outside, but has a soft spot for Aziraphale.

Other confirmed returning cast members include:

  • Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel
  • Doon Mackichan as the Archangel Michael
  • Gloria Obianyo as the Archangel Uriel
  • Derek Jacobi as the Voice of God
  • Niamh Walsh as Greta Kleinschmidt
  • Mark Gatiss as the bookseller Mrs. Harmony
  • Steve Pemberton as the bookseller Mr. Glozier
  • Reece Shearsmith as William Shakespeare

Season 2 will also introduce several new characters:

  • Quelin Sepulveda as the naive and bumbling angel Muriel, who’s sent from Heaven to check up on Aziraphale
  • Liz Carr will play the angel Saraquael
  • Maggie Service as a record store owner named Maggie
  • Nina Sosanya as a coffee shop owner named Nina
  • Miranda Richardson as a demon named Shax, who takes over Crowley’s old job
  • Shelley Conn as a new version of the demon Beelzebub

Maggie and Nina’s businesses are in the same neighborhood as Aziraphale’s bookstore. Interestingly, David Tennant’s son, Ty Tennant, and father-in-law Peter Davison will play characters named Ennon and Alistair.

Finally, other cast members include Siân PhillipsTim DowniePete FirmanAndi Osho, and Alex Norton.

Good Omens season 2 release date: when does Good Omens season 2 come out?

Hold onto your flaming swords—Good Omens season 2 will hit Prime Video on July 28, 2023.

(featured image: Prime Video)

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Julia Glassman (she/they) holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has been covering feminism and media since 2007. As a staff writer for The Mary Sue, Julia covers Marvel movies, folk horror, sci fi and fantasy, film and TV, comics, and all things witchy. Under the pen name Asa West, she's the author of the popular zine 'Five Principles of Green Witchcraft' (Gods & Radicals Press). You can check out more of her writing at