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Good Omens 3 is closer to happening, despite a co-showrunner's mysterious exit

And yes, we mostly found out on social media

Crowley and Aziraphale walking down the street carrying boxes of Crowley's plants
Image credit: Prime Video

With Good Omens 2 ending on a bit of a cliffhanger, fans will be delighted to hear that Deadline is reporting that unnamed sources say the options on series stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant have been picked up for a season 3, though no official announcement of a third season has been made yet. This bodes well for fans worried about their chances of seeing the final chapter of Crowley and Aziraphale's story playing out on the screen, though Gaiman has promised that with or without a series pickup, he will find some medium to tell the end of their story.

Not returning to the show is co-showrunner and director of all 12 episodes making up Good Omens seasons 1 and 2 Douglas Mackinnon. This news was again, not announced formally, but mentioned instead on a comment in response to a thread on Instagram. Mackinnon had posted a photo of the set and, in reply to a fan comment, later mentioned that he was no longer involved with the show.

Neil Gaiman confirmed the news on another social media platform Bluesky, responding to a fan's query about the situation saying, "Douglas has moved on to other projects." Considering Mackinnon's central role on the show both as co-showrunner and director of all episodes, fans on social media (including on Mackinnon's original post) are worried this change will affect the likelihood, as well as the tone and execution of the show's supposedly likely final season, but only time will tell.

Good Omens is currently streaming on Prime Video.


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