People are demanding HBO remake the final season of Game of Thrones
The final season of Game of Thrones has been an emotional rollercoaster. After each new episode, a new controversy or outcry has echoed out across the internet.
After the penultimate episode aired on May 12th, I guess some fans decided they have had enough with the choices David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have made regarding character choices and plot points.
One fan, simply referred to as ‘Dylan D’ has started a change.org petition to show their displeasure with D&D (the nickname given to Benioff and Weiss.) In the description of the petition, Dylan says:
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!
As of the writing of this article, the peition has 59,000 signatures and is amassing more every few seconds. 'Dylan D' has said what exactly is going to happen after the petition reaches it's goal of 75,000 signatures.
Here are some reactions to the news of this petition:
Entitlement is a massive problem in fan spaces. You let one bad ending get rewritten and you wind up with petitions and harassment campaigns for every show out there. Creators should have the room to tell the story they believe in, even creators as mediocre as Benioff and Weiss.— Gary Kings 🏔️.🏔️ (@GaryJKings) May 15, 2019
Look, I despise S8 of #GameofThrones as much as anyone, but this kind of stuff is so stupid. This won't do anything, and there's no way to "fix" it. Just hope that maybe someday there will be another adaption that can end better, but tough to top S1-4.https://t.co/BkvfXgGoEj— Chris Leeper (@cleep03) May 15, 2019
This will keep happening every time creative people tell a story folks don't want to hear, this is where we're at now when it comes to popular media analysis. https://t.co/Y1N3xqz3tc— Kitchenwitch Hazel 🌑 (@HazelMonforton) May 15, 2019
Even if a show I loved and was emotionally invested in ended in a way I thought was terrible, I can't imagine being so entitled that I would DEMAND they remake it. So far, more than 35,000 babies disagree with me. https://t.co/fdswZtDuim— Snider D. Eric (@EricDSnider) May 15, 2019
Right now, neither D&D or HBO has acknowleged the petition but it seems highly unlikely that a remake would happen. Speculation is that the final season cost close to $15M to make, so they probably wouldn't want to spend that again.
The series finale of Game of Thrones airs on HBO this Sunday, May 19th.