Not happy with season 8?
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 reads. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!” The goal is to gather 500,000 signatures of people dissatisfied with how the eighth and final season of the show is playing out.
Even if some people aren’t digging it, they certainly are watching it. According to HBO (which is owned by CNN’s parent company), Season 8 of the series is averaging 43 million viewers per episode in the gross audience, an increase of more than ten million viewers compared to Season 7. “Game of Thrones” penultimate episode, titled “The Bells,” which Sunday, was watched by a record 18.4 million viewers across all of HBO’s platforms.
Benioff and Weiss talked to Entertainment Weekly before it started airing and Benioff told EW, “From the beginning, we’ve talked about how the show would end.” ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners worried about the ending” A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending,” he said. “Of course we worry.”