Good Omens season 2: Why Neil Gaiman won’t return for another series

Amazon Prime released Good Omens a few weeks ago and Neil Gaiman fans have been wondering whether a second series will be released. Gaiman, however, has said he is unlikely to return as showrunner if there is another season of Good Omens on Amazon Prime. Good Omens season two could still go ahead, though the chances of this happening may be less now that Gaiman has said he won’t be returning.

Why Neil Gaiman won’t return for another series of Good Omens

When asked by Express.co.uk at the world premiere of Good Omens if there would be another series, Gaiman said he would not be behind it.

He said: “So far, Good Omens has taken me four years, or five years since I promised Terry [Pratchett, co-writer of the Good Omens novel] I’d make it.

“In that five years I haven’t been writing novels,” he continued.

Gaiman’s last book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, was released in 2013 .

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Reflecting on his career, Gaiman added: “It’s time for me to go back and be a novelist.”

The American Gods and Coraline author also said he wanted to spend more time with his wife, singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

He said: “I have a wife who has not seen enough of me for the last few years and is looking forward to me being at home.”

Although multiple Gaiman books and comics have been adapted for the screen or are in the process of being created, the writer has only been showrunner on his adaptation of Good Omens.

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American Gods, for example, has Bryan Fuller and Michael Green as its showrunners.

He did, however, write the American Gods season two premiere, House on the Rock.

Among Gaiman’s other screenwriting credits are the 2014 series Eternals and two episodes of Doctor Who during its Matt Smith era.

However, Gaiman’s statement that he wants to go back to writing books suggests that we might not get any more screenplays from him for the next year or two.

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The author, however, has an overall deal with Amazon, suggesting that his days as a screenwriter are not fully over.

Three productions based on works by Gaiman are currently in the pipeline, though it is unknown whether Gaiman will have any part in adapting them.

These projects are adaptations of his book The Graveyard Book, his short story The Thing About Cassandra and his iconic comic book series Sandman.

He has, however, not announced what he will be working on when he goes back to being a novelist.

Good Omens is streaming on Amazon Prime now.

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