The show’s creator and writer has stated that the next edition of the Prime Video series is “all planned and plotted.”
Neil Gaiman’s Prime Video series is based on the 1990 fantasy novel of the same name, which he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. Season 1 adapted the novel, telling the story of the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant) collaborating to prevent the rise of the Antichrist, while season 2 (which began on July 28) featured a new original story set in the same universe.
The third season of Good Omens has received a very favorable upgrade. After the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers tentatively agreed to terms, “Good Omens” creator Neil Gaiman claims he has been hired to pen a third season of Prime Video’s adaptation of the acclaimed fantasy novel.
“Now that the strikes is over, are you gonna to start writing Good Omens Season 3?” a user on the social media platform Bluesky asked Gaiman, to which he replied: “Yes.” “Has it been renewed for a Season 3?” another user asked, to which he answered, “No, but I’ve been hired to write one.”
NEIL CONFIRMING THAT NOW THAT THE STRIKE IS OVER HE IS GOING TO START WRITE GOOOD OMENS 3! 🥳🥳🥳❤❤❤ #GoodOmens #GoodOmens3
(Amazon commisioned only the S3 scripts so far, not S3 itself) pic.twitter.com/QJHKmM1kFD
— FuckYeahGoodOmens (@FYeahGoodOmens) September 27, 2023
The statement was praised as “wonderful news” by another follower, who enquired whether John Finnemore or other writers will also contribute. Gaiman responded, “Right now just me.”
Gaiman earlier said on his Tumblr account that a third season was “all planned and plotted,” but that the series wouldn’t be renewed for it. “unless enough people watch Season 2 to make Amazon happy.”
“If I get to make it, will take the story and the people in it we care about to a satisfying end,” he added at the time. “If I wasn’t on strike I’d be writing it currently. Our set is still standing in a studio in Bathgate and we would all love to get back there and finish the story in the way Terry [Pratchett] and I plotted, long ago.”
In a separate post, he stated that the final fifteen pages of Episode 6 and the first drafting of Episode 1 were both written before the WGA strike.
“If we shot it in 2024, it would probably be released in early ’26,” he added. “We started shooting S2 in October 2021. It’s about a year in post-production from wrap to release.”