A U.S. Christian group is petitioning Netflix to cancel Good Omens, a miniseries based on a 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman that depicts an angel and a demon teaming up to stop the end of the world. The group, called “Return to Order,” is concerned that the show represents “another step to make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.”

There are a couple of problems with this. First and foremost, Good Omens was made by Amazon Studios and is only available on Amazon Prime Video, not Netflix. Secondly, Good Omens is a miniseries that is already finished because it’s based on a single book and there are no plans to do anything else with it, so it can’t be canceled.

The petition currently appears to either be broken or deleted, though the page URL still refers to asking Netflix to cancel the “blasphemous” show.


Even if Good Omens could be canceled and they had petitioned the right company, the complaints outlined in the letter are all the best parts of the show. “Among their gripes are the fact that ‘an angel and demon are good friends,’ ‘God is voiced by a woman,’ and ‘The Antichrist…is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers,’” reports IndieWire. Sounds like a great review to me.

Neil Gaiman himself responded to news of the petition by retweeting an image of someone’s notes on the petition and saying that he loves the entire thing.


Then the official Twitter account for Netflix UK & Ireland announced they “promise not to make any more.”

Obviously, Neil Gaiman and Netflix’s responses win, but there are plenty of other great ones to cackle at like the Devil worshipper you are.














15. Even Amazon Prime Video U.K. has responded to the controversy, doing so in a, shall we say, devilish manner.

Go ahead and “cancel” it just to make sure you don’t get tempted to make an inevitably disappointing sequel, Amazon.

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*First Published: June 20, 2019, 2:15 pm