Petition demanding Game of Thrones season 8 redo closes in on 1M signatures

CNET | 5/17/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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Some fans aren't happy with what's happening to their favorite characters in the final season of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is almost finished for good, and some fans have been vocal in their dissatisfaction about how the story is unfolding.

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Some are so unhappy, in fact, it seems they want to convince HBO to remake the entire season 8 by replacing Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss with new writers at the helm.

A fan named Dylan D. in Forth Worth, Texas started a Change.org petition earlier this week asking HBO to redo the entire season. The petition, titled "Remake Game of Thrones season 8 with competent writers," amassed more than 900,000 signatures as of Friday afternoon.

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"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," Dylan D. posted. "This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"

While the petition itself doesn't detail specific plot grievances, many fans were notably upset when Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) executed Lord Varys by Drogon's fire, then proceeded to storm King's Landing and kill men, women and children even after the bells of surrender sounded.

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Many fans thought Daenerys' brutal actions seemed entirely out of character.

The petition has inspired support, criticism and some jokes. "So far we have over 20,000 signatures on our petition to never remake Doc Hollywood," one Twitter user wrote Friday.

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Another fan, who goes by the name Wolfman Monsterman, started a separate Change.org petition this week urging fans to stop signing petitions forcing TV shows and movies to "meet your demands."

Some fans want writers David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss replaced.

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