As we draw closer to the series finale, the Game Of Thrones final season remake petition has officially reached more than one million signatures.
Many fans haven’t been particularly fond of the creative decisions made by HBO and the show’s producers on how they’re concluding the series this season. That’s why some days ago, a fan petition started to spread like wildfire on the internet. The petition is quite simple but, at the same time, quite ambitious. The petition itself is calling for HBO to remake all of Game Of Thrones’ final season and relaunch with a new one. Many fans got excited about this idea, so much to the point that the petition now has over one million signatures. Bear in mind that these petitions can be signed by anyone and as many times as one desires, but one million signatures is still a huge number.
Nevertheless, the petition’s creator, Dylan D. is not confident this will ultimately work. In a recent post, he updated the signees by telling them that he hadn’t heard anything from HBO and that people shouldn’t get their hopes up for the remake to happen:
“I haven’t heard from anyone HBO-related. I don’t think people can reasonably expect HBO to completely remake the season or any part of this particular series (keep in mind the prequel spinoffs). It costs a fortune to shoot one episode, and I think most signers understand that. Will HBO lose gobs of money over this? Eh, probably not. As Heath Ledger’s Joker once said, ‘It’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message.’ And I think this message is one of frustration and disappointment at its core.”
While heavily criticizing showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff on the initial text of the petition, he now praises their efforts for creating the show but also goes after them for rushing to conclude it as well:
“D&D adapted those books in the beginning and it became one of the greatest TV shows of all time. No one can doubt their talents there. But they seemingly became tired of the series and rushed to the end, thereby doing the show and its fans a great disservice.”
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David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill have written the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with Benioff and Weiss helming the series finale. Benioff and Weiss returned to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers.
George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” depicts two powerful families — kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men — all playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Winter is coming.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
The Game Of Thrones series finale will air later today Sunday, May 19 on HBO.