connectVideo’Game of Thrones’ fans’ petition for the final season do-over hits milestone
After the penultimate episode of the hugely popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones,’ a Change.org the petition has surfaced urging of the network ‘remake ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 with competent writers.’ The petition already has more than 350,000 signatures from disgruntled viewers who were angry with Daenerys Targaryen, the big twist in the penultimate episode, where the mother of dragons burned Kings Landing to the ground.
[SPOILER ALERT: This article discuss Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones.”]
“Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart was not shy when sharing her thoughts about some of the “Game of Thrones” fans are petitioning for a remake of the eighth and final season of the popular HBO fantasy series.
Reinhart, who stars as Betty Cooper in the popular CW series, hit the “Thrones” fans that are so angry at the direction of the last season has taken so far that they signed a petition that demanded HBO remake full. As of Friday afternoon, the petition, with the title “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers,” had more than 860,000 signatures.
Lili Reinhart attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York.
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“David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have proven themselves to be total incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,” the request of the creator wrote. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
But Reinhart, the reaction to Instagram to Variety’s article about the petition, explained the re-creation of the season “is not how television works.”
“This is not how television works,” the 22-year-old wrote. “TV shows are not [a] fan service. It is ridiculous that people think that they can demand creative change of artists.”
As Refinery29 notes, the actress can be sensitive to the subject, because petitions have been made about “Riverdale” in the past, including a so-called “Cancel Riverdale.”
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Benioff and Weiss started the show as an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novels. However, the notoriously slow author story was overtaken by the TV series in Season 6. Although the show’s creators received the guidance of Martin, they are largely on their own since then. And it seems fans take notice. Season 8, only marred by the sigh, about the darkness of the massive Battle of Winterfell in Episode 3, and numerous complaints about the series rapid pace since Season 6. However, the last straw seems to be Daenerys Targaryen, the big twist in the penultimate episode.
After spending the entirety of the series is built up as the savior of westeros, mother of dragons, in the city she came to rule in flames rather than accept that it is a surrender. Now that she is a murderer of countless innocent people, hundreds of thousands of viewers don’t have faith in the show to adequately address the story in one episode.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.