The petition encouraging the Game Of Thrones writers to re-make the last season of the show has seen a huge boost in signatures following the final ever episode, taking the total number of names to 1.2 million.
The finale of Game Of Thrones aired globally early on Monday morning, finally revealing the fate of the remaining characters and giving fans the answer they have waited 10 years for – who ends up on the Iron Throne?
Just over a million fans had signed the petition by Sunday evening; however, the show’s ending caused more than 150,000 others to get involved overnight, in the hours after the final episode screened.
The petition says: “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.
“This series deserves a final season that makes sense.”
Dylan D, who is behind the petition, has said he is “disappointed and angry” over the way the story has been told in the final series.
Many fans are specifically upset at the way the Night King story-line ended, and the actions of Daenerys in the penultimate episode, with people claiming her character development had been ruined.
The TV show was initially based on the story written by fantasy writer George RR Martin; however, the show’s plot soon overtook that of the books, with Martin still to officially finish the saga.
However, Martin has recently said that the books will end in a similar way to the TV series: “It’s not completely faithful. And it can’t be.
“Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
Writers Benioff and Weiss, who also directed the final episode, have not yet responded to the calls to rewrite the show.
It was revealed last week that the pair will make the next Star Wars film in 2022, causing some fans to call for a boycott of them when they are released.
Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark, has called the complaints about the latest series “ridiculous” and “absurd”, while Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson said that the backlash “sucks” and called it “insulting” to the cast and crew of the show.
:: The final episode of Game Of Thrones repeats on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Monday evening, or is available on catch up now. Want to recap on the story so far? All episodes of Game Of Thrones from series 1-8 are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.