Is Good Omens Season 2 based on a book?

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The first season of Good Omens was based on a book by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett. What about Good Omens Season 2 on Prime Video?

We know the first season of Good Omens was based on a novel. It adapted the full story from Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The entire story was used, and it was a surprise when the Amazon series was renewed for a second season. It was all the more surprising considering Gaiman had promoted this show as a limited series.

Now that there is a second season, fans want to know if there’s a book that it is based on. Is there more to the story about Crowley and Aziraphale out there? There is some bad news.

Good Omens Season 2 source material is unpublished

There is technically some source material for Good Omens Season 2. In fact, some of that source material was used to introduce us to Gabriel in the first season. The archangel only shows up in the second novel.

The bad news is that second novel isn’t published. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away before the work could be completed and the book published. Gaiman isn’t developing the book without his writing partner, so it’s something that will remain gathering dust.

However, it is being used as the basis for the story that we’ll get in the second season. The mystery itself is the same with Gabriel turning up with no memory of who he is. There are going to be some elements that are purely Gaiman, but it’s likely that he and Pratchett had developed the initial framework to start the writing process.

It’s not unusual for shows to go past their source material, especially when it comes to limited series turned into subsequent seasons. Just look at how Big Little Lies was developed further and look at how Game of Thrones went past the books. The difference with Good Omens Season 2 is that Neil Gaiman is still heavily involved in the storytelling.

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Good Omens Season 2 is coming to Prime Video on Friday, July 28.