Neil Gaiman takes dig at petition signed by Christian group asking Netflix to cancel Amazon's Good Omens

Press Trust of India

Jun 21, 2019 17:48:54 IST

Author Neil Gaiman has a hilarious take on a petition, signed by over 20,000 Christians, which appealed Netflix to cancel its arch-rival Amazon's latest show Good Omens.

The show, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 31 May, follows the demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), who, being accustomed to life on Earth, seek to prevent the arrival of the Antichrist and the Armageddon.

Neil Gaiman takes dig at petition signed by Christian group asking Netflix to cancel Amazons Good Omens

David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Good Omens. Image via Twitter

Gaiman, who co-authored the 1990 source book with late Terry Pratchett, wrote the screenplay and served as showrunner on the show.

According to The Guardian, a Christian group called Return to Order has taken issues with show's depiction of angels, demons and the Apocalypse and petitioned Netflix to pull the plug on it.

"The Netflix series 'Good Omens' portrays the agents of Good and Evil as fighters in an arbitrary struggle devoid of meaning and truth. This series presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being, and mocks God's wisdom," the petition read.

Responding to the petition, which has till now garnered 20,186 signatures, Gaiman took a sly dig as he wrote on Twitter, "This is so beautiful... Promise me you won't tell them?"

The Twitter handles of both Netflix UK & Ireland and Amazon Prime Video US also weighed in on the matter.

The series features an ensemble cast of Tennant, Sheen, Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Michael McKean.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2019 17:54:21 IST