Love it or hate it, the final season of Game of Thrones has been truly controversial. After all, a petition was started to remake the entire final season even before it concluded. However, the big bosses have never addressed the petition until now.
The petition was addressed to HBO begging for Game of Thrones Season 8 to be remade with "competent writers" other than showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Interestingly, HBO president Casey Bloys has finally confirmed that he knows about the petition.
Bloys recently spoke about the Game of Thrones Season 8 backlash at the Television Critics Association summer press tour (via TVLine). He revealed that reshooting the final season was "not something we seriously considered."
"There are very, very few downsides to having a hugely popular show," Bloys said. "But one I can think of is when you try to end it, many people have big opinions on how these characters' stories should come to an end."
Bloys also pointed out that there is something out there that could prove that the final season doesn't even need to be rebooted in the first place.
"Thirty-two Emmy nominations is certainly nice validation," he said.
The petition to rewrite Game of Thrones Season 8 was started back in April and has continued to gain more signatures. As of writing, it already has more than 1.6 million signatures from furious fans and is well on its way to getting two million.
Benioff and Weiss were previously expected to address the petition at the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. However, both had backed out of their SDCC appearance.