More than 20,000 people have signed a Christian group’s petition asking Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime Video’s new limited series “Good Omens.” Right, they are asking Netflix to cancel a Prime Video series, that streams on Prime Video. And Neil Gaiman, the creator of the series and the co-author of the 1990 fantasy novel it’s based on, finds that incredibly amusing.
“I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really,” he tweeted Wednesday, sharing a fan’s annotated copy of the petition to sign the “blasphemous” limited series.
Released last month on Amazon Prime Video, the six-part TV adaptation of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s book stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, who work together to prevent the Antichrist from bringing about the Apocalypse. Gaiman wrote the series himself and acted as showrunner.
The plot of the heaven-hell dramedy isn’t going over so well with the Return to Order, “a special campaign” of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, which has launched the “Tell Netflix: Cancel Blasphemous ‘Good Omens’ Series” petition.
The organization says the series is “another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable,” and “mocks God’s wisdom.” The Return to Order also takes issue with the fact that “Good Omen’s” version of God is “voiced by a woman” (Frances McDormand) and say “this type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.”
So they want Netflix (the wrong streaming service) to cancel “Good Omens” (which is a limited series and would not have continued).
See Gaiman’s tweet below.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019