It's silly, admits frustrated fan behind viral 'Game of Thrones' petition

19 May 2019 - 10:32 By staff reporter
Jon Snow in a scene from the fourth episode of 'Game of Thrones' season 8; the petition for HBO to remake the final season was created a few days after this episode aired.
Jon Snow in a scene from the fourth episode of 'Game of Thrones' season 8; the petition for HBO to remake the final season was created a few days after this episode aired.
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When a disgruntled Game of Thrones fan started an online petition calling for HBO to remake the show's final season with "competent writers", he certainly wasn't expecting over a million people to sign it. 

And, it turns out, he doesn't think that "people can reasonably expect HBO to completely remake the season, or any part of this particular series" either. 

So why did he do it? The fan, a man from Texas who goes by the screen name Dylan D., posted an explanation on Change.org, saying it was his way of venting his frustration and disappointment over the way Game of Thrones was hurtling towards its conclusion.

He took aim at show's writers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, accusing them of taking shortcuts with characters' story arcs resulting in "a rushed, laughably inconsistent mess of a season".

In doing so, Dylan D. feels they've done the show's fans "a great disservice" — and the over one million fans who've signed it clearly agree. He thanks everyone who has signed "this silly thing".

"There is so much awful crap going on in the world, people like me need to escape into things like Star Wars and Game of Thrones. We fans invested a wealth of passion and time into this series ... I was crushed to see how the last season (and Season 7, let’s be real) has been handled," he added.

Dylan D. confirmed that he hadn't had a response from anyone "HBO-related", but Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, has spoken out about the petition. His view on it? "That sucks," he told TMZ.


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