Good Omens officially returning for third and final season!

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

The official Good Omens Twitter account has delivered the news that all fans want to hear: after more than four months of uncertainty over whether Amazon’s heavenly fantasy show would return for a third season, it’s official: it’s coming back.

“We are ineffably elated to confirm that Good Omens will return for a third season!” reads the message. “This calls for a round of hot chocolate and sweet treats!”

While we’d heard that a renewal was “very likely,” the waiting was making us uncomfortable. It’s great to hear that the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant) will be back for one another go.

According to Neil Gaiman, the third season of Good Omens will be the last

Writing not long after the show’s second season had wrapped up, Good Omens creator Neil Gaiman made it clear that the show will end with season 3. “[T]here won’t be an S4,” he wrote.

The first season of Good Omens was based on a 1990 novel co-written by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. Had the show not been as successful, that might have been where it ended. But before Pratchett died, he and Gaiman came up with an idea for a sequel that they never wrote. The third season will adapt that idea. The second, meanwhile, was a bridge to get to that point.

The second season ended on a cliffhanger: Aziraphale returned to heaven and was put in charge of the Second Coming while Crowley was left on Earth, crestfallen after Aziraphale chose to take a new job in heaven rather than travel the cosmos with him.

In a statement, Gaiman provided a rundown of what to expect from Good Omens season 3:

"I’m so happy finally to be able to finish the story Terry and I plotted in 1989 and in 2006. Terry was determined that if we made ‘Good Omens’ for television, we could take the story all the way to the end. Season One was all about averting Armageddon, dangerous prophecies, and the End of the World. Season Two was sweet and gentle, although it may have ended less joyfully than a certain Angel and Demon might have hoped. Now in Season Three, we will deal once more with the end of the world. The plans for Armageddon are going wrong. Only Crowley and Aziraphale working together can hope to put it right. And they aren’t talking."

Thank goodness we’ll get to see how all that wraps up, although there’s no release date to speak of as of right now.

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h/t Variety