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'Game of Thrones' fans petition HBO to remake final season

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, May 16, 2019  /  05:31 pm
'Game of Thrones' fans petition HBO to remake final season

Arya Stark (Maissie Williams) in the Battle of Winterfell in 'Game of Thrones'. (HBO/Helen Sloan)

The final episode of Game of Thrones will air on May 20, marking an end to HBO’s wildly popular fantasy saga.

Some fans, however, are not happy with how the series’ final season has played out since the first episode aired on April 15.

A petition started by Dylan D. on change.org calls on HBO to remake the entire final season. It has 262,000 signatures so far.

The petition reads: “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!”

The series has been making news in its final season, which comprises six episodes. The first episode was watched by 17.4 million people in the United States alone, and it became the most-tweeted-about episode of the show with more than 5 million tweets.

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Episode three, titled “The Long Night” and featuring the battle of Winterfell, broke the record with over 7.8 million tweets as of April 28.  

After the series’ end, a documentary called Game of Thrones: The Last Watch will air on May 27 on HBO. Created by British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, it is “an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers,” according to a statement by HBO.

Finlay was reportedly on set for one year during production of the final six episodes.

Game of Thrones chronicles the struggle for power over the fictional kingdom of Westeros. The series has received 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

After Game of Thrones, creators Benioff and Weiss will venture into the Star Wars galaxy, as recently confirmed by Walt Disney Co. (wng)