Good Omens the Amazon comedy, which sheds light on the efforts of an angel and demon to thwart the Antichrist, is demonized in a petition initiated by a Christian group claiming the show promotes and normalizes Satanism and mock the Creator.
The only problem is that the wrong streamer is aiming for the petition.
The Return to Order group has collected more than 20,000 signatures to retrieve the show. But they're asking Netflix to withdraw the program if it's actually produced by Amazon Prime Video.
The six-part series stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant. It's from Neil Gaiman's and Terry Pratchett's 1990 book, and tells of a friendship between Sheen's ambitious angel Aziraphale and Tennant's charming demon Crowley. They fight against the eleven-year-old Antichrist to prevent Armageddon. Also on display are Mad Men's Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel and Better Call Saul Michael McKean as a witch hunter.
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In the plot are satanic nuns named Chattering Order of St Beryl, a family of witches, and an adaptation of Jesus' crucifixion, shown.
Return to Order accuses the series of depicting "Devil and Satanists as normal and even good," claiming it "mocks God's wisdom" by letting his voice be made by actress Frances McDormand.
Gaiman and Netflix had fun with the petition on Twitter. "I think it's great that they write to Netflix and try to renounce #GoodOmens, really say everything, that's so nice … promise me you will not tell them?"