Neil Gaiman admits that Good Omens season 3 “might not happen at all”

David Tennant (Crowley), Michael Sheen (Aziraphale)
David Tennant (Crowley), Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) /

The second season of Good Omens is out now on Amazon, continuing the adventures of the fallen angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the risen demon Crowley (David Tennant), a pair of immortal beings who find understanding and acceptance in each other…at least until the heartbreaking cliffhanger of an ending. Hopefully Amazon can follow that up as soon as possible.

…but it’s not a sure thing. According to Good Omens creator Neil Gaiman, who wrote the original 1990 book with Terry Pratchett, a potential third season is already mapped out, but with Hollywood currently shut down by dual writers and actors strikes, it’s anybody’s guess when it will get made…or if.

“As we were heading into Season 2, we planned everything so that we could go smoothly into making Season 3,” Gaiman wrote on his blog. “Amazon wouldn’t commission two seasons, we would have to bring out the audience for Season 2, but everything was planned and set. One reason for shooting in Bathgate instead of London was the relative cheapness of being able to keep our set up between seasons.

"The strikes have upended that plan a little. At best, they may delay it; at worst, it’s possible that we won’t get the viewing figures or something, and it might not happen at all."

Fans try to push Amazon to #RenewGoodOmens

Fans are doing everything they can to make sure Amazon doesn’t drop the show, mostly by rallying on


X and displaying their undying devotion to Aziraphale, Crowley, Michael Sheen and David Tennant:

The show is doing alright in the ratings — apparently it’s the number one comedy on Prime Video — but will that be enough to convince Amazon to make more?

Should the worst come to pass and this is all fans get, Gaiman at least has a backup plan: “If that became a thing, I’d definitely write the book,” he said.

Neil Gaiman hopes production on The Sandman season 2 will continue

As long as we’re talking about Neil Gaiman shows, it wasn’t so long ago that we were getting set pics from the second season of The Sandman, Netflix’s adaptation of Gaiman’s seminal graphic novel. But like most everything else, the strike put a stop to that.

“We shot two weeks, and then production halted, and will restart (I hope) after the strikes,” Gaiman wrote. I don’t like the sound of that “I hope.” But right now that’s all we can do. The sooner the studios return to the bargaining table and offer fair deals to the striking writers and actors, the better.

Next. Michael Sheen talks through the “heartbreaking” ending of Good Omens season 2. dark

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