Good Omens: Thousands of Christians sign petition urging Netflix to ban Amazon Prime show for 'mocking God’s wisdom'

Campaign group says show starring David Tennant ‘mocks God’s wisdom’ 

Charley Ross
Friday 21 June 2019 15:26
Good Omens: TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel - trailer

Over 20,000 people have signed a petition to ban fantasy TV show Good Omens from Netflix – only to find that it’s actually available on Amazon Prime, instead.

The series tells the story of an angel and a demon who attempt to prevent an oncoming apocalypse and the rise of the antichrist.

The petition was started by the Return to Order campaign, a Christian group who view the show as “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable”, as they accuse the story of mocking “God’s wisdom”.

“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,” the petition reads. It also takes issue with the use of a woman’s voice (Frances McDormand) to portray God, the antichrist’s portrayal as a “normal kid” and the ability of an angel and demon to be “good friends”.

Good Omens was adapted from the 1990 novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Gaiman adapted their work to screenplay, after Pratchett made this his last request to his colleague before he died.

Gaiman took to Twitter to comment on the blunder: “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?”

Good Omens is still available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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