Fans disappointed with the story arc of Game of Thrones have launched a petition insisting that HBO remake the final season.

The petition, posted to change.org, states that: "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 penultimate episode of the season sparked fierce reaction online after it debuted earlier this week, with some fans incensed by the dark turn taken by Daenerys Targaryen and her destruction of King's Landing.

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The series deviated from creator George R.R. Martin's source material from season six, when the show overtook the books.

Comments on the petition were harsh: "I understand it's GOT but don't trash 8 yrs of character building for what they think will shock and awe us. It sucks."

Another added: "I'm disappointed in how rushed this season is and it doesn't do the show any justice at all."

Some fans were shocked by the events of this season's penultimate episode. Photo / Supplied
Some fans were shocked by the events of this season's penultimate episode. Photo / Supplied

The recent announcement that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be at the helm of the newest Star Wars movie, planned for 2022, also caused concerns for fans with one saying "I don't want these two anywhere near Star Wars, either. This was abysmal."

Pilou Asbæk who plays Euron Greyjoy recently responded to some of the negative feedback saying that "the diversity of the fans and the passion they bring to the table is admirable, and you want to have all of it".

"You want to have the ones that go, 'This is the greatest show ever made,' and you wanna have the people that go, 'I hate this show. I've always hated it. I want the books now.'

"You cannot satisfy one billion people, it's not possible. But you want to have them commit to the show, even if they don't like it. There was a guy called PT Barnum who said, 'There's no such thing as bad press, there's only press'."