“This series deserves a final season that makes sense.”
Game of Thrones fans dissatisfied with how Season 8 has unfolded have started a petition to remake the final season.
The petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” on Change.org has, as of writing, hit 470,000 signatures. The post notes that creators “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
Some of the most popular notes left by individuals state that they don’t want Benioff and Weiss to go “anywhere near Star Wars” with their upcoming film and that they are upset that the writers decided to “trash 8 yrs [sic] of character building for what they think will shock and awe us.”
Spoiler warning: spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 below.
Many major points of contention appeared after the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells,” where an enraged Daenerys used her last remaining dragon to scorch King’s Landing to the ground despite opposing troops surrendering. Other common complaints revolve around Jamie Lannister’s final act to be by his sister’s side being counter to his character development, and the season’s short episode order feeling rushed in general.
Despite a portion of Game of Thrones’ fanbase decrying this most recent episode, “The Bells” has become the most-watched episode in Game of Thrones history, and many fans enjoyed it and the previous four episodes of the season. The petition, while highly unlikely to convince HBO to remake anything, shows the fanbase’s passion for this long-running and well-loved series.
For more on “The Bells,” you can read about how Daenerys has always been a mad queen, check out responses Lena Headey and Nikolaj Costner-Waldau had to the episode, and take a look at photos from the upcoming Game of Thrones finale.
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Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.