The petition to re-film GoT Season 8 now has a million signatures
At the time of writing, the petition stands at around 1.6 million signatures, with a target of 3 million
Despite the overwhelming popularity of the petition, HBO and the 'Game of Thrones' writers haven't yet discussed a rewrite
The petition is showing no signs of slowing down
Cast your minds back a few weeks ago where Esquire reported on the Game of Thrones petition demanding a rewrite. At the time, the petition had tens of thousands behind it, now it has millions. Here's an update.
UPDATE: As of May 29, the petition now has nearly 1.6 million signatures, with a new goal of hitting 3 million. Considering that the finale itself had around 19.3 million viewers, if the petition hits its 3 million goal, that would mean around 15% of the people who watched the finale think a re-write is in order.
ORIGINAL STORY (May 16):
Following the wide-panning from the internet about the last episode of Game of Thrones - The Bells - show creators surely have a ringing in their ears from all the screaming fans.
The Bells was the last straw in this disappointing season, full of weird character decisions, lazy producing, and finishing up storylines too quickly for fans’ taste.
What enflamed fans so much in The Bells was Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of the Dragons, complete departure from her own character and morals in burning King’s Landing to the ground. Besides the Landing being turned to dust, it seems the respect for the GoT writers has turned to dust also as tens of thousands of fans stand in agreement for a Season 8 re-do.
A petition on Change.org might make HBO finally listen, with the creator of the petition saying: "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," it says: "This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"
Maybe those behind Thrones don’t care all that much, The Bells stands as the most-watched episode in the history of the show, and angry viewers pay just the same as happy ones after all.
Much of the Season’s failure has been placed on how it – much like two seasons before it - has ignored following any of George R.R. Martin’s works, instead flying solo, and flying right into a brick wall it seems.