Do you remember in detail a series that you saw four years ago? Hardly likely. However, Amazon does not stop it from surprisingly announcing the sequel to a pretty good but already forgotten fantasy series.
In May 2019 we still had no glimmer of Corona and other things that were to come. Instead, Amazon Prime Video subscribers enjoyed a really well-made and entertaining fantasy series.
Amazon brings “Good Omens” back: Season 2 is already running in July
The venerable BBC produced Good Omens in partnership with Amazon Studios. The series is based on the book A Good Omen by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (watch it on Amazon Prime Video). The star-studded series is well received by viewers and critics alike. An IMDb rating of 8.0 is impressive.
The impression made by “Good Omens” on Rotten Tomatoes is even better – 84 percent of the pros give it a thumbs-up. With the viewers it is even 90 percent.
There has to be a second season, right? The problem: There is no longer a template, because the first season covers the entire book. What now? The problem has now been solved after four whole years and so the second season will start on July 28th in more than 240 countries and regions worldwide on Amazon Prime Video (source: Amazon Studios).
After such a long time, nobody wanted or could really believe in it anymore. Nice that it still worked. Something similar happened recently with the final season of “Carnival Row” on Amazon.
Author Neil Gaiman is also on board. He will maintain his role as executive producer and co-showrunner, working in collaboration with executive producer Douglas Mackinnon. There will be six new episodes with a completely new story.
The focus is once again on the unorthodox friendship between the fastidious angel Erziraphael (played by Michael Sheen) and the rake and demon Crowley (played by David Tennant).
A Quick Reminder
Nice to know, but back to the problem mentioned at the beginning. Who actually remembers what the series was about? Without further ado, we try the clear table of contents from Amazon to help ourselves:
“An angel and a demon who’ve grown a little too accustomed to life on earth must form an unlikely bond in order to prevent the end of the world. However, they have lost the Antichrist, an eleven-year-old boy who has no idea that he is to usher in the end times. The two of them must find him and save the world before it’s too late.”
Sounds like a lot of fun in the truest sense of the word. By the way: A sequel naturally implies that the end of the world didn’t really get going in the first season. Sorry for the little “spoiler”.