Amazon Prime Video has ordered a third season of fantasy comedy Good Omens, the studio said last week. This will conclude the fan-favorite series inspired by the internationally best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
The final season promises to “bring to life a serendipitous conversation” from nearly 35 years ago between the authors in which they planned out what happens next to the gaggle of phenomenal characters.
“I’m so happy finally to be able to finish the story Terry and I plotted in 1989 and in 2006,” said Gaiman. “Terry was determined that if we made Good Omens for television, we could take the story all the way to the end.. 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.”
Good Omens has had its fair share of controversy despite its popularity. It even dealt with a misguided attempt to cancel the show. While fans of the novel were delighted to see it debut as a series on Prime Video, others found the show’s portrayal of biblical characters distasteful and even blasphemous.
Due to a misunderstanding, more than 20,000 people signed a petition created by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, asking Netflix to cancel the show. It responded on X (formerly Twitter) with a simple, “Ok, we promise not to make anymore.” In retort, Prime Video “threatened” to cancel Stranger Things if Netflix canceled Good Omens. The petition has since been revised and now has 42 signatures.
Sandman, another series inspired by the works of Gaiman, is on Netflix and has been approved for a second season debuting in 2025.
Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and angel, respectively, who spend eons on Earth. It launched globally as a limited series on Prime Video in May of 2019 and quickly drew a global audience, prompting a second season, which debuted in July and continued the story after the events of the novel. The final season will begin filming in Scotland soon, and no release date has been set.
Yet another of Gaiman’s works, Anansi Boys, about two sons of a spider god, is also in the works and will debut on Prime Video as a miniseries. Filming wrapped in May 2022, but no release date has been set.