Game of Thrones: Disgruntled fans sign petition to remake season 8 with 'competent writers'

FP Staff

May 16, 2019 10:54:30 IST

Disclaimer: This article contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8.

Game of Thrones fandom is a real thing. As the HBO fantasy series prepares to close its finale episode in a few days, angry GoT fans have demanded for a re-do of the entire season 8. Indie Wire reports that fans have signed an online petition which implores showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss to remake the final episodes owing to the divisive reactions of fans worldwide.

The last episode titled The Bells depicted Daenerys Targaryen's complete descent into madness as she burnt King's Landing destroying thousands of innocent lives. Many GoT aficionados have objected to this narrative arc, debating the fact that Dany was well aware of commoners' perils especially since she had earlier freed the people of Slavers' Bay from the oppressive hands of the Masters. So someone with that kind of empathy would not be expected to suddenly burn down an entire city just to defeat Cersei Lannister.

Game of Thrones: Disgruntled fans sign petition to remake season 8 with competent writers

Jon Snow (left) with Daenerys Targaryen. Image via Twitter

“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,” reads the petition. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

The fact that this petition has garnered over 2 lac signatures proves that fans have been dissatisfied with the treatment of the series in its eighth season.

Annapurna founder Megan Ellison also criticised Dany's character treatment by the show's creators.

Even though she later apologised for her rather "harsh" reaction, she stood by her point of being rather disappointed with the lack of build up before the creators showed Dany's complete descent into madness.

For our full coverage on Game of Thrones season 8, click here.

Updated Date: May 16, 2019 10:54:52 IST

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