Loyal Good Omens fans were overjoyed when, on 7 June, the first full-length trailer was released for the second season. Previously, the release of a new set of opening credits had been released, as well as several promotional images, but no official footage of the new series had been posted.
The first series of Good Omens closely followed the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, with the plot following the fussy angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and thrill-seeking demon Crowley (David Tennant) as they sought to prevent the end of the world via the 11-year-old antichrist. The second season, however, is heading into uncharted waters with Gaiman famously replying “Wait and see” to any fan queries about the storyline. Overall, very little has been given away so far.
Series two is known to be taking place several years after the first series, and presumably set after the events of the Good Omens lockdown short. The new trailer appears to tell us that series two involves Archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm) wandering to Aziraphale’s bookshop, having completely lost his memory. The denizens of Heaven are frantically searching for him, with Hell weighing in on the proceedings. The merry tune of Buddy Holly’s ‘Everyday’ flows through the trailer as we see the newcomer Muriel (Quelin Sepulveda) searching for Gabriel, Crowley chatting to his demonic replacement Shax (played by Miranda Richardson, who starred as a different character in season one), and Aziraphale believing that he may have just started a war.
Also speculated on by fans is the possibility of a romance between new characters played by Maggie Service and Nina Sosanya. After all, Neil Gaiman has described series two as “quiet and gentle and romantic” compared to season one. However, with the events in the trailer appearing considerably more high-adrenaline than his description, fans will simply have to “Wait and see” what truly unfolds when the series releases on Amazon Prime on July 28.
You can stream season one of Good Omens on Amazon Prime Video in time for its season two release in July.
Words by Casey Langton
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