Good Omens filming locations: Everywhere in Scotland Good Omens was filmed - from Bathgate to Edinburgh
Fans have eagerly anticipated the return of fantasy series Good Omens, which is now streaming on Prime Video.
Starring Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as demon Crowley, the first season of the show saw the unholy duo stop the apocalypse.
But with a new mystery to unravel, this time the archangel Gabriel’s missing memory, their simple lives in Soho are once again disrupted.
Based on the best-selling novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens Season 2 will explore storylines beyond those which appeared in text, with Gaiman returning as writer alongside his co-showrunner, and director, Douglas Mackinnon who is originally from the Isle of Skye.
The connections don’t stop there, however, as the entire second series was filmed in Scotland.
Here is every Good Omens filming location in Scotland.
This may seem like a rogue filming choice for Amazon but it Bathgate is becoming a bit of a hotspot for film and TV production. The Pyramids Business Park was used in the making of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting sequel T2, alongside Netflix’s Outlaw King and Shetland by ITV.
But why did Good Omens decide to film in Bathgate?
Gaiman himself has explained - and it has nothing to do with the fact that David Tennant was born in the town.
In response to a fan question on social media site Tumblr, he said: “Bathgate was chosen because it has a great big studio where we could build Soho. Also because it’s not that far from Leith where we are shooting Anansi Boys. (Leith was chosen for Anansi Boys because it had an even bigger studio in which we could build Brixton and Florida and A Caribbean Island.)”
The set of Soho, which in season one was built outside at Bovingdon Studios, was recreated by returning production designer Michael Ralph and his creative partner and wife, set decorator Bronwyn Franklin, inside a sound stage in Bathgate.
As the new season picks up four years after the events of the first series, audiences will get to see more of the bookshop than before – though not in person.
Speaking of Edinburgh, there were many scenes for Good Omens Season 2 shot around Scotland’s capital.
Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm – who plays Gabriel – were spotted filming in popular pub The Cask and Barrel on West Preston Street, Newington, which was transformed into The Resurrectionist for the show.
Stockbridge will make an appearance with Carrington Road having closed for filming and crews being spotted near Fettes College and Inverleith Park.
Also to feature is Victoria Street, where Sheen and Tennant were spotted filming alongside the Bentley, Crowley’s beloved car.
With the plot synopsis revealing that the central mystery of the second series will take audiences back in time – including to Victorian Edinburgh – we can assume that Auld Reekie won’t be masquerading as another city.
The Bo’ness Hippodrome will make an appearance on the TV screens of fans around the world, with actors wearing feather caps and 1920s flapper-style dresses appearing around the location.
Filming took place in and around the cinema, which is the oldest in Scotland, with the town’s Hope Street and Hamilton Lane closed for two days to accommodate the production.
Tennant and Sheen were spotted on set in costume, with other actors such as Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss and Dame Siân Phillips also seen.
And the final Scottish location on our list, Good Omens season 2 also filmed in Stirling.
Stirling Castle took the spotlight for some of the shoot, alongside the city’s Broad Street near the Church of the Holy Rude which was transformed for filming.
Actors, including Sheen and Tennant, were spotted in period clothing during their time in the city, with foggy footage of Sheen filming at Stirling’s Old Town Cemetery also emerging.
Will there be a Good Omens season 3?
All six episodes of Good Omens season 2 became available to stream on July 28 - but many fans are already asking will there be a season 3?
As it stands, there has been no confirmation that there will be another season of Good Omens - but there is hope.
The first season of the Prime Video show covered the events of Pratchett and Gaiman's novel, while the latest episodes were written to bridge the gap between season one and what Gaiman has called a "hypothetical season 3".
Before Pratchett passed away in 2015, the duo had partially worked out the plot for a sequel to their 1990 novel, which season 2 of the show doesn't cover but season three could.
So while there is no confirmation yet, there does seem to be enough of a story for Good Omens Season 3.
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