Game of Thrones‘ Season 8 finale has caused massive uproar everywhere. Mixed responses and reactions to the show’s ending on 19 May 2019 saw fans and enthusiasts bring up a petition to remake the final season.
While many considered this a rumour until Sunday, a petition signed by a million people actually surfaced online everywhere on May 20.
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on the show, said the petition was “disrespectful” to the whole team.
Referring to the petition made at Change.org, which demanded the remake of the last season of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy books, she told nytimes.com: “Honestly, I’m not surprised. People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”
She added: “The thing about ‘Game of Thrones’ that’s always been amazing is the fact that there’s always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season 1 with Ned’s beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen — it shouldn’t be such a negative thing for fans. It’s a shock for sure, but I think it’s just because it hasn’t gone their way.
“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. Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”
The show wrapped up with a final episode on Sunday.
In the end, as predicted by many, Turner’s character becomes the new Queen in the North, and her younger brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) becomes King of the Six Kingdoms in an unexpected twist.
Talking about her role, she said: “I loved it. It’s the only place that she really, truly feels safe. It’s the place that she’s the most capable of ruling. She would be a fair and loving ruler, and it’s what she’s been striving for this whole series: to go back home, to protect her home. And finally she has that.”