Game of Thrones: One million people sign petition asking HBO to remake season 8

Jack Shepherd

**Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode five ‘The Bells’ ahead**

More than a million people have signed a petition asking HBO to remake the eighth season of Game of Thrones.

Some fans have been annoyed by writers David Benioff and DB Weiss handling of certain characters in the final episodes of the show.

While the duo were initially adapting the A Song of Ice and Fire books, written by George RR Martin, the show soon surpassed the source material.


The petition says Benioff and Weiss "have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material to fall back on".

"This series deserves a final season that makes sense," the petition, started by Dylan D, continues. "Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"

The final season of Game of Thrones has been met by mixed reviews from critics. While the spectacle of the Battle of Winterfell was praised, the logic behind the invasion of King's Landing proved controversial.

The Independent‘s critic described the penultimate episode – titled “The Bells” – as being “out-of-tune” and criticised the episode’s writing, asking: “What is the logic here?”

Meanwhile, Varys actor Conleth Hill called his character’s demise “frustrating” and that the “last couple seasons weren’t my favourite”. Lena Headey has also spoken cautiously about her character’s death, revealing the reason why she initially felt “mixed” about the scene.

You can find a ranking of every character – from worst best – here. Flick through the below gallery for our ranking of every episode.

The final episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday. The show is available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.