Following last Sunday's penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, which saw Daenerys Targaryen raze King's Landing, a fan petition to remake Season 8 with new writers started gaining traction while also meeting with criticism from many people across different fanbases. However, that didn't stop the petition from passing a major milestone.
The petition, which comes from user Dylan D., has now earned over one million signatures on change.org. However, even the poster doesn't think the petition will actually convince HBO to remake the season.
"I haven’t heard from anyone HBO-related," they wrote in a recent update. "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."
They then praised the cast and crew, including David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, whom the petition's description calls "woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on." Further explaining their feelings on the two co-creators, the petitioner wrote, "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."
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.