Watch CBS News

Over 1 million angry "Game of Thrones" fans petition to remake season 8

"Game of Thrones" recap with 1 episode left
"Game of Thrones" recap: "The Bells" is 2nd-to-last episode of the HBO series 04:47

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Some fans haven't hesitated to share their disappointment in the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" the last few weeks. But now they're taking it a step further — as of Saturday afternoon, more than 1 million people have signed an online petition to remake the entirety of season eight. 

In no particular order, here is an abridged list of plot points that fans have taken issue with this season:

Disaffected fans are so outraged that the petition calls for a remake of the whole season with "competent writers."

"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," the petition's organizer, Dylan D., wrote. "This series deserves a final season that makes sense."

The petition launched on soon after Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks," aired. By Wednesday, the petition had reached its target of 15,000 signatures, and the tally soon surpassed half a million.

"I didn't make this petition to be an entitled, whiny fan," Dylan wrote in an update Friday. "I made it because I was immensely disappointed and needed to vent. Do I have a solution? I've got plenty of ideas, but no, I'm not a Hollywood writer. But you don't need to be a mechanic to know your car is broken." 

Season eight of "Game of Thrones" is the most expensive season of television ever produced, so it is unlikely that fans will have their way. But there's another important point made in the petition — Benioff and Weiss are set to direct the upcoming "Star Wars" film. "I don't want these two anywhere near Star Wars, either," the top comment on the petition reads. "This was abysmal."

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.