Good Omens, the Amazon comedy that spotlights the efforts of an angel and demon to thwart the Antichrist, is being demonized in a petition drive started by a Christian group, which claims the show promotes and normalizes Satanism and mocks the Creator.
The only problem is they have the wrong streamer targeted on the petition.
The group, Return to Order, has gathered more than 20,000 signatures in an effort to have the show pulled. But they’re calling on Netflix to withdraw the program, when it’s actually produced by Amazon Prime Video.
The six-part series stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant. It’s adapted from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 book and tells of a friendship between Sheen’s fastidious angel, Aziraphale, and Tennant’s charming demon, Crowley. They battle the 11-year-old Antichrist in an effort to prevent Armageddon. Also appearing are Mad Men’s Jon Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel and Better Call Saul‘s Michael McKean as a witch hunter.
The storyline features Satanic nuns called the Chattering Order of St Beryl, a family of witches and a re-enactment of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Return to Order accuses the series of depicting “devils and Satanists as normal and even good,” and contends it “mocks God’s wisdom” by having His voice done by actress Frances McDormand.
Gaiman and Netflix had some fun with the petition on Twitter. “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?”