'Game of Thrones' Fans Are Now Demanding Season 8 Remake With Banner Flying Over Seattle

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Cast and crew of Outstanding Drama Series winner 'Game of Thrones' pose in the press room during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Since the finale episode of Game of Thrones aired this past Sunday, a deluge of divided responses has emerged throughout the internet--while some appreciated the ending’s ambiguity and resonance, others hated it and wanted the season to be remade even before it began. This latter sentiment has reached a new level of exposure, with a banner flying over Seattle this Wednesday calling for a remake of Season 8.

The banner, according to People, was spotted by Michael Crowe, a reporter for Seattle’s King News 5, and read “Someone rewrite Game of Thrones Season 8 plz.”

Though certainly a bigger step than many fans would be willing to make, the banner is also not the only call for a remake of Season 8. A petition on Change.org to remake the season has accumulated over 1.5 million signatures. It is unclear whether the banner is directly related to the petition, or if it’s simply a joke.

The stars of the series have not been especially thrilled by the negative response from fans. Many, such as Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, expressed support for her character’s controversial actions throughout the season, while Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, swung directly at the petition.

“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season,” Turner said.

While we certainly weren’t in love with the finale of the series, we also don’t think we’d go so far as to demand it be remade. Or to fly a banner over Seattle, for that matter. Instead, we’ll try to think about all the good times we had with Game of Thrones.