Good Omens | Series 3 renewal looking likely – but it’ll need a new showrunner

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A third series of Good Omens is looking likely, but co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon is not returning for the next season.

Neil Gaiman’s television adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy series Good Omens has been hugely successful these past few years, not least due to the chemistry and charisma of leading duo David Tennant and Michael Sheen. The second series, which debuted in August, was reported to be the number one show on Amazon Prime worldwide, and the first season was hardly struggling for acclaim, either.

It’s all been going so well, in fact, that plans are afoot for further episodes of the show. In fact, according to Deadline, sources say that a deal for a third and final series is all but signed, and that should see most of the key personnel returning for the new run. With one key exception, though: producer, director and co-showrunner Douglas Mackinnon will not return.

Neil Gaiman confirmed the news, revealing that “Douglas has moved on to other projects”. What those other projects are remains to be seen, but he’s left behind a popular body of work here.

It’s currently unclear who will step into his role for the planned third season of the show. That said, there’s a little bit of time to work that out. As with all projects, the writers’ and actors’ strikes have delayed production. Obviously writing can now get underway, now that that particular action has been resolved. Actors still remain, at the time of writing, firmly on the picket lines.

We’ll keep you updated as we hear more on the return of Good Omens. Might be a little while, though.

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