Thursday 22 August 2019

One million back petition demanding Game of Thrones final season is remade

The petition calls the writers “woefully incompetent”.

Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright star in Game of Thrones (Liam McBurney/PA)
Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright star in Game of Thrones (Liam McBurney/PA)

A petition demanding a remake of Game Of Thrones series eight “with competent writers” has gathered a million signatures ahead of the show’s finale.

The campaign calls for the current and final series of the long-running show to be entirely redone.

The petition on change.org said: writers David Benioff and DB Weiss “have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.

I was just so disappointed and angry. It was simply me venting a bit.

“This series deserves a final season that makes sense.

“Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

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The petition, launched by Dylan D in Fort Worth, Texas, started after the latest episode drew criticism from some viewers, who questioned Daenerys Targaryen burning down King’s Landing.

He wrote: “I made this petition some few days after Episode 4, The Last of the Starks, aired.

“I was just so disappointed and angry. It was simply me venting a bit.

“I posted it (on Reddit), it got nowhere, and I shrugged and went about my day. I had forgotten all about it.

“A week later, a coworker caught me before I was leaving for the day and asked, ‘Hey, is this you?’ The petition had almost reached 500,000 signatures.

“I was blown away. I hadn’t checked the thing for a week! And look at how far it has come!”

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