Fans Launch Petition To Have ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending Remade With New Writers
You might have bee disappointed by last Sunday’s Game of Thrones — and perhaps by the entire final season so far — but some fans are really upset. Believing the show has betrayed its characters, they launched a petition on Change.org asking HBO to remake the entire final season.
Uh... yeah. That’s not happening. Nonetheless, the petition already has over 22,000 signatures as of this writing, and it’s rising very quickly. [UPDATE: The petition now has over 550,000 signatures.] Here’s what it 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!
Despite fan outcry, Game of Thrones is doing better than ever, at least in the ratings; last Sunday’s penultimate episode, “The Bells,” was the most-watched in the series’ history. A staggering 18.4 million viewers watched the first airing on Sunday, more than half a million better than the previous record for a first-run Game of Thrones. Angry people are still people watching your show.
The series finale of Game of Thrones airs next Sunday on HBO. I expect many more signatures on this thing by then. And while there’s no mulligan coming, you can expect plenty of Game of Thrones prequels and spin offs in the years to come thanks to these ratings.
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