Good Omens (TV series)
Good Omens is a 2019 television adaptation of Good Omens, co-produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios and Narrativia. Neil Gaiman serves as the showrunner and head writer (and indeed only writer on the first season), with Rob Wilkins also serving as an executive producer.
The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who've become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he's meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it's too late.
A naked archangel turns up at the door to renegade angel Aziraphale's bookshop, with no memory of who he is or how he got there, and Aziraphale and retired demon Crowley's lives become extremely complicated. Heaven and Hell are both desperate to find the runaway. As Crowley and Aziraphale attempt to fix a human romance, things become increasingly unsafe for them, in the past and the present.
- Written by Neil Gaiman (season one and two) and John Finnemore (season two); season two minisodes by John Finnemore, Cat Clarke, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman
- Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
- Produced by Neil Gaiman, Caroline Skinner, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins and Rod Brown
To be added.
Note that the synopses below contain spoilers.
The first season of Good Omens consists of six episodes, and directly adapts the events of the book, with some additions. All episodes of this season were written by Neil Gaiman.
|#||Broadcast Date||Episode Title||Synopsis|
|1||2020-01-15||“In the Beginning”||Demon Crowley is tasked with delivering the Antichrist to an influential American couple at a small rural hospital in England. He and his old friend Aziraphale the angel, who’ve grown to like life on Earth, agree to try and influence him to be a normal boy, perhaps avoiding the apocalypse. Too late they realise they have the wrong boy, thanks to a mix-up at the birth; the real antichrist, Adam, has no idea who he is, but accepts his gift of a hellhound and unknowingly starts the countdown to Armageddon.|
|2||2020-01-22||“The Book”||Crowley and Aziraphale look for the Antichrist, but reach a dead end. A messenger starts to contact the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Anathema Device, descendent of prophetic witch Agnes Nutter, arrives in Tadfield, Adam's home; she accidentally leaves Agnes' book with Aziraphale, who reads it and realises it can help them find the antichrist.|
|3||2020-01-29||“Hard Times“||After a friendship lasting thousands of years, Aziraphale and Crowley fight and end their “arrangement”. Adam meets Anathema and reads her magazines about the various threats to the world, and his powers begin to awaken.|
|4||2020-02-05||“Saturday Morning Funtime”||Adam's power grows and both Crowley and Aziraphale are found out by their superiors. Crowley goes on the run, while Aziraphale is accidentally banished to Heaven by witch-finder Shadwell, who also starts a fire which burns down the angel's bookshop. The Horsemen assemble.|
|5||2020-02-12||“The Doomsday Option”||Armageddon begins, with everyone converging at a nuclear base near Tadfield: Adam and his friends, the Horsemen, Crowley and Aziraphale (who is inhabiting the body of Madame Tracy, a medium and Shadwell's landlady), and Anathema and Newt, Shadwell's apprentice, who have begun a relationship foretold by Agnes.|
|6||2020-02-19||“The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives”||In a final showdown, Adam refuses to start Armageddon and defies his true father. His friends defeat the Horsemen, and Newt's natural talent for breaking technology aborts the launch sequence of the nuclear missiles. Heaven and Hell stand down when challenged by Aziraphale and Crowley, but they are deemed traitors. They foil their executions by secretly swapping places, and are left alone...for now. Adam uses the last of his fading powers to sneak out of his garden for an adventure with Dog.|
The second season consists of six episodes, and tells an original story intended to act as a bridge between season one and a third season (should it be produced) based on the idea developed by Gaiman with Terry Pratchett for a proposed but never written sequel. All episodes of season two were written by Neil Gaiman and John Finnemore.
|#||Broadcast Date||Episode Title||Synopsis|
|1||2023-07-28||“The Arrival”||The archangel Gabriel shows up naked with no memory at Aziraphale’s bookshop, suggesting that “something awful” will happen. Aziraphale and Crowley argue over what to do with him. Crowley accidentally locks Aziraphale’s tenant Maggie in the cafe of Nina, for whom Maggie has an unrequited love. Crowley agrees to help hide Gabriel while Aziraphale investigates; they do a miracle to prevent anyone recognising him, calling him “Jim”.|
|2||2023-07-28||“The Clue”||“Jim” sings “Every Day”, and Aziraphale discovers that a pub jukebox in Edinburgh turns every record into that song. Heaven notices the miracle and send archangels to investigate; Aziraphale claims it was to make Nina fall in love with Maggie. “Jim” has a moment of recollection, reminding Aziraphale and Crowley of God’s testing of Job - Aziraphale’s first rebellion against Heaven. Aziraphale asks Crowley to watch “Jim” and make Maggie and Nina fall in love, since Heaven is coming to audit the “miracle”, while he goes to Edinburgh.|
|3||2023-07-28||“I Know Where I’m Going“||Inexperienced angel Muriel investigates the miracle, but is easily misdirected. Aziraphale drives to Edinburgh and finds the pub, The Resurrectionist, named after a doctor he and Crowley met in the nineteenth century. Gabriel was there with an unknown person the night the jukebox started playing the song. Crowley gets Nina and Maggie into a “romantic moment” which nearly works. Shax visits Crowley to say Beelzebub still suspects Aziraphale.|
|4||2023-07-28||“The Hitchhiker”||Aziraphale picks up Shax, disguised as a hitchhiker. She thinks he and Crowley are an item, since she was there in 1941 when the demon Furfur sent three Nazi zombies to get evidence of the two consorting. Shax leaves, now sure Gabriel is in the bookshop, and tells Beelzebub. Neither Aziraphale or Crowley tell the other about Shax when he gets home. Crowley admits he failed to bring Nina and Maggie together; Aziraphale plans to get them together at a local shopkeepers’ meeting he’s been forced to host.|
|5||2023-07-28||“The Ball”||“Jim” reveals to Crowley that his memories are now “everywhere”. Aziraphale turns the shopkeepers’ meeting into a Regency ball; Maggie and Nina resist his miracles. Shax and a small horde of demons threaten the humans. “Jim” tries to give himself up, but the earlier miracle prevents Shax from recognising him as Gabriel. Crowley convinces Shax to let him evacuate the humans, but Nina and Maggie stay to help Aziraphale. Crowley cons Muriel into taking him to Heaven.|
|6||2023-07-28||“Every Day”||Aziraphale destroys the invading demons, an act of war. Crowley accesses Heaven’s files on Gabriel; he refused to restart Armageddon, so the Metatron wiped his memory and planned to demote him. Crowley, the Archangels and the Dukes of Hell converge on the bookshop. Crowley realises Gabriel hid his memories in a fly - a gift from Beelzebub. He’d been meeting her in secret at The Resurrectionist to collude over halting Armageddon, and they fell in love. The angels and demons argue over who will punish the pair, but the Metatron arrives and defers to Aziraphale, who spares them. Metatron speaks with Aziraphale in private, while Nina and Maggie tell Crowley off for interfering in their lives, and encourage him to tell Aziraphale how he feels. Aziraphale returns; he's taken Metatron's offer to be new Commander of the Heavenly Host. He asks Crowley to join him, reinstated as an angel, but Crowley tells him they don’t need Heaven and turns down his offer, kissing him before he leaves. The Metatron tells Aziraphale he'll be in charge of the Second Coming.|
These are episodes primarily devoted to discussing this series.
|2019-05-18||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“In the Beginning”||Season 1 Episode 1||castos.com|
|2019-05-25||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“The Book”||Season 1 Episode 2||castos.com|
|2019-06-02||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“Hard Times”||Season 1 Episode 3||castos.com|
|2019-06-06||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“Saturday Morning Funtime”||Season 1 Episode 4||castos.com|
|2019-06-28||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“The Doomsday Option”||Season 1 Episode 5||castos.com|
|2019-07-08||The Fangirl Zone: Good Omens||“The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives”||Season 1 Episode 6||castos.com|
|2019-05-23||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens Preview Episode Spoiler Free”||Series overview and speculation||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-05-31||Good Omens Podcast||“In the Beginning Review”||Season 1 Episode 1||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-05-31||Good Omens Podcast||“The Book Review”||Season 1 Episode 2||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-06-04||Good Omens Podcast||“Hard Times Review”||Season 1 Episode 3||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-06-07||Good Omens Podcast||“Saturday Morning Funtime Review”||Season 1 Episode 4||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-06-11||Good Omens Podcast||“The Doomsday Option Review”||Season 1 Episode 5||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-06-12||Good Omens Podcast||“The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives Review”||Season 1 Episode 6||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-07-29||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens 201 The Arrival Podcast”||Season 2 Episode 1||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-08-05||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens 202 The Clue”||Season 2 Episode 2||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-08-12||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens 203 I Know Where I’m Going”||Season 2 Episode 3||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-08-17||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens 204 The Hitchhiker”||Season 2 Episode 1||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-08-24||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens 205 The Ball”||Season 2 Episode 5||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2023-08-31||Good Omens Podcast||“Good Omens Finale 206 Every Day”||Season 2 Episode 6||tvpodcastindustries.com|
|2019-06-02||Welcome to the End Times||“In the Beginning”||Season 1 Episode 1||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-09||Welcome to the End Times||“The Book”||Season 1 Episode 2||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-16||Welcome to the End Times||“Hard Times”||Season 1 Episode 3||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-23||Welcome to the End Times||“Saturday Morning Funtime”||Season 1 Episode 4||anchor.fm|
|2019-07-08||Welcome to the End Times||“The Doomsday Option”||Season 1 Episode 5||anchor.fm|
|2019-07-14||Welcome to the End Times||“The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives”||Season 1 Episode 6||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-04||The Good Omens Podcast||““In the Beginning” Season 1 Episode 1 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 1||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-06||The Good Omens Podcast||““The Book” Season 1 Episode 2 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 2||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-11||The Good Omens Podcast||““Hard Times” Season 1 Episode 3 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 3||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-13||The Good Omens Podcast||““Saturday Morning Funtime” Season 1 Episode 4 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 4||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-17||The Good Omens Podcast||““The Doomsday Option” Season 1 Episode 5 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 5||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-17||The Good Omens Podcast||““The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives” Season 1 Episode 6 ‘Good Omens’ Review”||Season 1 Episode 6||anchor.fm|
|2019-06-06||Ink to Film’’||“Ep-92 Good Omens (2019 TV series) episodes 1-3”||Season 1 Episodes 1-3||libsyn.com|
|2019-06-13||Ink to Film||“Ep-93 Good Omens (2019 TV series) episodes 4-6”||Season 1 Episodes 4-6||libsyn.com|
|2023-08-03||Ink to Film||“Our Angel and Demon”||Season 2 Episodes 1-3||libsyn.com|
|2023-08-10||Ink to Film||“Empowering Humans”||Season 2 Episodes 4-6||libsyn.com|
|2019-06-26||Good Omens Recap||“In the Beginning”||Season 1 Episode 1||N/A|
|2019-07-07||Good Omens Recap||“The Book”||Season 1 Episode 2||N/A|
|2019-07-15||Good Omens Recap||“Hard Times”||Season 1 Episode 3||N/A|
|2019-07-23||Good Omens Recap||“Saturday Morning Funtime”||Season 1 Episode 4||N/A|
|2019-08-04||Good Omens Recap||“The Doomsday Option”||Season 1 Episode 5||N/A|
|2019-08-07||Good Omens Recap||“The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives”||Season 1 Episode 6||N/A|
|2020-02-17||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Bicycle Screaming” (1/2)||Season 1 Episodes 1-3||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2020-02-24||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Snippet Of Conversation” (2/2)||Season 1 Episodes 4-6||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-07-30||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Carefully Placed Box” (1/5)||Season 2 Episodes 1 & 2||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-08-06||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Sleight of Mouth” (2/5)||Season 2 Episodes 3 & 4||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-08-13||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Travel Harpsichord” (3/5)||Season 2 Episode 5||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-08-20||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“Monkey’s Paw” (4/5)||Season 2 Episode 6||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-08-27||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||“The Horbs” (5/5)||Season 2 wrap-up||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-03-29||Heinous Investigations||“Hyperfixation Presentations: Good Omens”||The show and the book||castos.com|
|2023-07-21||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 1 Recap”||Season 1||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-07-29||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Premiere Recap, ‘The Arrival’”||Season 2 Episode 1||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-08-02||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Episode 2 Recap, ‘The Clue’”||Season 2 Episode 2||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-08-05||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Episode 3 Recap, ‘I Know Where I’m Going’”||Season 2 Episode 3||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-08-09||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Episode 4 Recap, ‘The Hitchhiker’”||Season 2 Episode 4||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-08-12||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Episode 5 Recap, ‘The Ball’”||Season 2 Episode 5||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-08-16||Post Show Recaps||“Good Omens Season 2 Episode 6 Recap, ‘Every Day’”||Season 2 Episode 6||postshowrecaps.com|
|2023-07-21||Senpai y Kohai’’||“Programa 88. Good Omens. Season 1”||Season 1||ivoox.com|
|2023-07-28||Radio 1’s Screen Time||“David Tennant and Michael Sheen - Good Omens S2 Interview Special”||Season 2||bbc.co.uk|
|2023-07-28||The Movie Podcast||“Good Omens Interview with Michael Sheen and David Tennant”||Season 2||themoviepodcast.ca|
|2023-08-01||Pop Culture Happy Hour||“Good Omens”||Season 2||npr.org|
|2023-08-02||Le Pitch Série||"Good Omens, le retour de la série fantastique”||Season 2||radio.betaseries.com (mp3)|
|2023-08-09||Das FilmSprechzimmer / Das SerienSprechzimmer||“Serienkritik zur 2. Staffel von GOOD OMENS als Microfazit”||Season 2||spotify.com|
|2023-08-14||Show Box||“Good Omens — Hella Great Heavenly Show”||Season 2||spotify.com|
|2023-08-15||Telly Visions: The Podcast||“Good Omens Season 2”||Season 2||omny.com|
|2023-08-22||Geeks Without God||“Good Omens”||Season 1, 2 and the book||geekswithoutgod.com|
|2023-09-08||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E1"||Season 1 Episode 1||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-09||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E2"||Season 1 Episode 2||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-10||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E3"||Season 1 Episode 3||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-11||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E4"||Season 1 Episode 4||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-12||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E5"||Season 1 Episode 5||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-13||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S1E6"||Season 1 Episode 6||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-14||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S2E1"||Season 2 Episode 1||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-21||Wallowing in the Shallows||"WITS chats Good Omens S2E2"||Season 2 Episode 2||captivate.fm (mp3)|
|2023-09-11||Ladies of Nerditude||“Ineffable”||Season 2||podcast.ladiesofnerditude.com (mp3)|
Episodes where this series is discussed, but not as the main topic.
|2023-07-23||The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret||Bonus: “Summer Holidays/Good Omens Extravaganza”||Season 1 (revisit)||thetruthshallmakeyefret.com|
|2023-07-31||Pilot TV Podcast||“#247 Heartstopper, Wolf, and Vanishing Act. With guest Michael Sheen”||Season 2||sharp-planetradio.co.uk|
|2023-08-01||Tierra Uno||“ÁNGELES Rosas y DEMONIOS Verdes”||Season 2||ivoox.com|
|2023-08-04||House of R||“Tropes Course: Enemies to Lovers and ‘Good Omens’ Season Two”||Season 2||theringer.com|
- This is the original broadcast date on BBC Two. The entire season was first released on Amazon Prime Video on 31 May, 2019.
- This will be updated with the original broadcast dates for the BBC. The entire season was first released on Amazon Prime Video on 28 July, 2023.
- Ink to Film preceded these episodes with two covering the novel.
- In Spanish.
- In French.
- In German.
- In Indonesian.
- Also discusses the the book.
- In Spanish.