18 May 2019 1:51 PM +00:00 UTC

Jacob Anderson Lashes Out At Game Of Thrones Fans Signing Petition To Redo Season 8

There is little doubt that the reaction to Game of Thrones Season 8 has truly been a strong one. People have been airing their dissatisfaction with the final season to the point that some are already signing a petition to have the entire season remade with "competent writers." Not surprisingly, actor Jacob Anderson isn't happy about the petition and is saying fans who want the eighth season to be remade are being "rude."

Anderson was recently a guest on ABC's Strahan and Sara (via Just Jared), where he was asked if he knew about the petition asking Game of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to be replaced in a new version of Season 8. The Grey Worm actor admitted that he is aware of the petition and claims it is disrespectful to all the hard work put into the final season.

"I think it's rude," Anderson said. "Obviously, the show feels to people like it belongs to them. That's really good – I think it's really important when people take something into their heart and it means something to them."


"However, it doesn't," he added. "I just mean that in the sense that I was there and the crew, in particular, are like the hardest working people I've ever met. I think to trivialize their work in that way – I find it quite sad."

The petition is addressed to HBO claiming that Benioff and Weiss have proven themselves incapable of crafting a proper storyline without the help of George R.R. Martin's books. Because of this, it calls for the entire final season to be rewritten and reshot.

It's not like the petition will be able to change anything about the series at this point but it continues to gain more signatures. As of writing, the petition is already closing in on one million signatures from fans who want Season 8 to be remade.

Game of Thrones Season 8 will conclude on May 19.

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