It’s one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows in recent years and yet the final season of Game of Thrones is not going down well with critics and fans. Season 8 is the worst reviewed series of the entire show, with the latest episode The Bells being the lowest scoring on Rotten Tomatoes of all. Fans and critics alike have complained about a rushed shorter finale and cried outrage at character twists like Daenerys’ actions at Kings Landing. In fact, a fan petition has been made to remake the entire final season of Game of Thrones.
Having almost reached 15,000 signatures, the petition to HBO’s starter wrote: “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.
“Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
Not since Star Wars The Last Jedi has there been such fan derision and calls for remakes.
Of course, Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is now at an advantage having been slow at writing and seeing the TV show overtake his narrative.
He’s presumably nearing completion of penultimate A Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter.
And as confirmed in a recent blog post, he hasn’t even started A Dream of Spring yet.
So just how likely is Martin to write a different ending to please disgruntled fans?
Pretty unlikely it seems as Martin has revealed that season 8’s major plot points are all his plans for A Dream of Spring.
He told Rolling Stone: “The major points of the ending will be things I told them five or six years ago.
“But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added.”
But perhaps there’s an argument for saying the Game of Thrones showrunners had a harder time writing the ending without the extensive source material having not been written yet?
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