Viral petition to remake ‘Game Of Thrones’ sparks Daenerys Targaryen-level fury
Some disgruntled “Game of Thrones” fans are demanding a do-over of the eighth and final season of HBO’s epic fantasy drama with a controversial Change.org petition.
The petition calling for Season 8 shows to be remade “with competent writers” had garnered more than 315,000 signatures by early Thursday.
The rewrite plea had more support than a petition asking Target to “stop filling the world with plastic bags,” another that wants to “Stop Terrorist Violence Spreading on Facebook” and one requesting the release of the full version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.
“David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (the series’ creators have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books to fall back on,” wrote Dylan D., who launched the petition.
“This series deserves a final season that makes sense,” he added. “Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
The concluding season of “Thrones” has attracted criticism from some viewers for the dimly lit Battle of Winterfell scenes, that errant coffee cup, and what some have claimed is lazy plot and character development ? including Daenerys Targaryen’s apparent turn toward the Mad Queen on Sunday’s penultimate episode.
It’s almost inconceivable that HBO bosses would consider remaking the big-budget blockbuster TV series, and many folks on Twitter are expressing annoyance with the petition’s popularity.
Signing a petition to demand HBO remake Season 8 of “Game of Thrones” is not only juvenile and embarrassing, it will be about as effective as signing a petition to add five more days to June “cuz then summer will be longer!”
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper May 15, 2019
Everything you need to know about Season 8 of #GameofThrones is summed up by the server crashing because people were signing up so fast for a petition to remake the season and leaving comments by the thousands on how much they hate Benioff and Weis. Pissed fans broke the internet pic.twitter.com/SKGToBaSiw
— Wisdom’s Golden Light (@WisdomGoldLight May 15, 2019
just spent the last 20 minutes scrolling through Twitter, and am now depressed that a fan petition to “redo” the Game of Thrones ending seems to be getting far more attention than the news from Alabama…
— Julia Serano (@JuliaSerano May 15, 2019
So there’s now a petition for HBO to remake Game of Thrones Season 8, how long until there’s one for Endgame? pic.twitter.com/ghjWca2dbc
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte May 15, 2019