Game of Thrones cast hit back at 'rude, absurd' petition demanding season 8 be remade

  • 20/05/2019

The eighth and final Game of Thrones season concludes today and many viewers aren't happy.

Over 1 million people appear to have signed a petition demanding HBO hire 'competent writers' to remake season 8 of the hit fantasy show - a move being labelled 'rude', 'ridiculous' and 'sad' by cast members.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark on the show, laughed at the petition when asked about it.

"It's just absurd. I can't even fathom it," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"It's ridiculous that people think they can just demand a different ending because they don't like it.

"I have stupidly taken it quite personally, which obviously I shouldn't. In my opinion, it's a great ending."

Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, also didn't hold back when he was asked about the petition on US talk show Strahan and Sara.

"I think it's rude," Anderson said.

"Obviously, the show feels to people like it belongs to them and that's really good and I think it's really important when people take things into their heart and it means something to them. However, it doesn't.

"I was there and the crew, in particular, on our show are like the hardest working people I've ever met and had the pleasure of working with. I think to kind of trivialise their work in that way - I find it quite sad."

Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, had even harsher words for negative takes on the show.

"If people feel let down by it, I don't give a f**k - because everyone tried their hardest," the Associated Press reports him as saying.

"I don't mean to sound mean about critics here, but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head, they can go f**k themselves."

Although the Game of Thrones TV show ends today, a prequel spin-off series is on the way from HBO. The series of novels the show is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire, also still has two books yet to be released.