Note: This article contains major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 ‘The Bells’.
Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson has a succinct response to the angry fans demanding that season 8 be remade.
The actor, who plays Grey Worm in the HBO series, was out in New York City on Thursday (May 16) taking pictures with fans and signing autographs when a TMZ reporter asked him what he thought of the petition to remake the season.
“That sucks,” he replied bluntly, before rolling up his car window and being whisked away by his driver.
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The petition for season 8 to be remade was created after last weekend’s penultimate episode ‘The Bells’ left some fans far from satisfied.
The episode saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) reduce King’s Landing to ashes and rubble with her last remaining dragon, despite the enemy already surrendering. For some, this merciless rampage was completely out of character.
But that’s not the only problem people have had with the final season, with the preceding few episodes criticised for wrapping storylines up too fast.
So a Change.org petition was created to have the entire season redone, and it’s currently on course to reach its target of one million signatures at the time of writing.
“David Benioff and DB Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (ie the books) to fall back on,” it says.
“This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
While a lot of people absolutely despise ‘The Bells’, it hasn’t pushed away Thrones viewers – in fact, it has already become the most-watched episode in the show’s history.
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