That “Game of Thrones” fan campaign to get the final season remade by “competent” writers may not have worked, but the one a Christian group started to get Amazon Prime Video’s limited series “Good Omens” canceled has — just probably not in the way they hoped it would.
On Thursday, the official Twitter account for Netflix U.K. and Ireland responded to a Guardian article about 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.
“ok we promise not to make any more,” the streaming service — you know, the one that doesn’t stream the show — tweeted.
ok we promise not to make any more https://t.co/TRPux36kcX
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 20, 2019
Neil Gaiman, the creator of the series and co-author of the book that it’s based on, quote-tweeted Netflix’s response, calling it the “best reply ever.”
On Wednesday, Gaiman shared that same article about the petition — which had garnered more than 20,000 signatures as of Thursday morning — tweeting, “I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmenscancelled. Says it all really.”
By the way, Prime Video tweeted it will cancel “Stranger Things” if Netflix cancels “Good Omens,” so now they might need to uphold that deal.
— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) June 20, 2019
Released last month on Amazon Prime Video, the six-part TV adaptation of Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett’s 1990 fantasy novel 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 Return to Order says “Good Omens” 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 the limited series’ 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, again, they want Netflix (the wrong streaming service) to cancel “Good Omens” (which is a limited series and would not have continued). And mission accomplished, we guess?