As reported by The Washington Post ^(https://beta.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/17/game-thrones-petition-remake-season/?outputType=amp), nearly a million disgruntled “Game of Thrones” fans have signed a Change.org ^(https://www.change.org/p/hbo-remake-game-of-thrones-season-8-with-competent-writers) petition since last Saturday, demanding that the final season be remade “with competent writers.”
The petition was started by a user named Dylan D. from Fort Worth and has collected over 760,000 signatures as of early Friday.
“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,” the petitioner wrote. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense.”
“I understand it’s GOT but don’t trash 8 yrs of character building for what they think will shock and awe us,” one upset fan said.
“The last season was supposed to be about killing characters, not killing their story arcs,” another wrote.
“It’s not that hard to do better than this!” one user exclaimed.
“I don’t want these two anywhere near Star Wars, either,” one fan wrote in the top comment of the petition. “This was abysmal.”
Despite the backlash, three of the five episodes this season have set records, including Sunday’s “The Bells,” which according to HBO, brought in 18.4 million viewers.
With the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones having less episodes than previous seasons, and with a storyline that needs wrapping up, it’s not surprising that the writers of the show have decided to increase the pace of the episodes where we’re getting a lot more information in a shorter period of time.
It seems that many fans have so far not been particularly thrilled with how the show has been going to far, especially with the way some of the characters are portrayed and how their storylines are being played out. So much so that one fan by the name of Dylan D. decided to launch a petition on Change.org ^(https://www.change.org/p/hbo-remake-game-of-thrones-season-8-with-competent-writers) asking HBO to remake the entire season.
According to the petition’s description, “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.” Whether or not HBO will pay attention to this petition remains to be seen, but it is obvious that many aren’t too happy with the writers of the show ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/05/angry-fans-are-google-bombing-game-of-thrones-writers/).
There have also been comments that have expressed displeasure at seeing the showrunners for Game of Thrones take the lead on the next trilogy of Star Wars movies ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/2019/05/game-of-thrones-showrunners-to-helm-next-star-wars-movie/).