Everything You Need to Know Before You Binge 'Good Omens' Season 2

Amber Garrett - Author

Jul. 27 2023, Updated 9:11 p.m. ET

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Fans of the 1990 book Good Omens have been waiting for an adaptation for nearly 30 years. A troubled and ultimately shelved film version was attempted by Terry Gilliam after more than a decade of stops and starts. But now, with the second season of the critically-acclaimed Amazon limited series, the beloved novel co-written by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett is finally back.

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Before you dive in, get the details on everything from the Oscar-winner narrating the story, the star-studded cast, and what early reviews are saying,

Who plays the voice of God in 'Good Omens'?

We always knew God was a woman, and it makes sense she or the Devil would tell the story of the End Times. In the Amazon series, God is voiced by two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand. Her counterpart down below, AKA Satan, is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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I choose to believe these two dressed as their 'Good Omens' characters at the Met Gala

The rest of the Good Omens cast is just as impressive.

When you have the chance to participate in a project as beloved and anticipated as Good Omens, you say yes. As a result, Amazon got some top talent to bring the story of the end of the world to television. In keeping with the super British tone of the book, the show is led by British icons Michael Sheen and David Tennant who fill the lead roles of angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley, respectively, the representatives of heaven and hell on Earth.

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Also repping heaven is Jon Hamm playing the angel Gabriel, who isn't really in the book, but was going to feature heavily in a sequel the authors planned but never got off the ground before Terry Pratchett passed away in 2015. Neil, who wrote the screenplay for all six episodes, incorporated a lot of the plotting he and Terry did into the TV adaptation.

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Good Omens Season 2 - Official Trailer | Prime Video

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Gabriel takes over a lot of the role fulfilled by The Metatron in the book, who does appear on the show and is portrayed by Derek Jacobi. 

The second season will focus on the relationship between Aziraphale and Crowley

Despite playing for opposing teams, Angel Aziraphale and Demon Crowley have developed a friendship over several millennia on Earth and an affinity for Earth life and humanity in general. In the last season, they teamed together to stop the rise of the Anti-Christ. But this season will focus on the continued bromance between the two angelic beings throughout the ages.

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What is 'Good Omens' Rated?

Is Good Omens appropriate for your local Church youth group? Probably not. It is rated TV-MA for some mild nudity, language, and other fun. There's not been any action between the two leads, although many people online have shipped them for a while now.

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Good Omens Season 2 is streaming on July 28, 2023, on Amazon Prime Video.

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