File this under pretty hilarious.
While most of the world, or those who are concerned with such things, saw Good Omens (or didn’t) and moved on with their lives, some people aren’t so thrilled about it. Shocking, it’s religious groups who are up in arms over the 2019 miniseries adapted from the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
Naturally, as it goes, they created a petition to have the series cancelled… by Netflix. Okay there are two things wrong with this statement. One, it’s a miniseries so it’s over and done with. Two, the series was released on Amazon Prime which is not Netflix. Netflix has shows featuring demons and angels like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Lucifer, just not this one. So Netflix can do nothing about this.
The issues in the petition, which was submitted by the Return to Order campaign, a Christian organization under the U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization, argued that the show attempts to “make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable” and that “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”. They also don’t like that God is literally a woman (voiced by Frances McDormand) and that the Anti-Christ is a normal boy (Sam Taylor Buck).
The series features an angel (Michael Sheen) and demon (David Tennant) attempting to stop the Apocalypse in a comedy of misadventures.
Gaiman, who wrote all six episodes and served as showrunner, had this to say on the petition.
“I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really. This is so beautiful … Promise me you won’t tell them?”
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019
Good Omens is available on Amazon Prime. If you want to hear our thoughts on the series, then check out our review.
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