Game of Thrones fans petition for a redo of season eight as ghostwriting firm EduBirdie offers to rewrite it free of cost
Winter has finally come and the 'Game of Thrones' fans are not impressed. Dissatisfied with how the last season of the hit HBO show has played out, disgruntled fans even started an online petition last week for a redo of Season 8 of the hit fantasy drama.
The Change.org petition was launched after the penultimate episode aired, and goes as far to say that "David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"
Having garnered more than 780,000 signatures, the petition charges the writers have "no source material to fall back on", alluding to the unfinished books season eight is loosely based on. George RR Martin's next book, 'The Winds Of Winter', is still a work-in-progress, and the TV obviously has a different ending. This ending, Benioff and Weiss have admitted themselves is likely to be contentious.
"A good story isn't a good story if you have a bad ending," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. "Of course we worry."
With fans hugely disappointed with how things are wrapping up, a new offer has arisen.
EduBirdie, 'the #1 proofreading and ghostwriting website', have offered to save the day. In a letter written to the executive producer at HBO, Bernie Caulfield, the senior editor and communications director at EduBirdie, Avery Morgan, said that since they understand that the writers haven't done an impressive job because of the fan outrage, they would like to see the best outcome for the last season of the show.
Since they are big fans, the company has offered to rewrite and edit the last season script free of cost, and quoted the words 'the things we do for love' from the show to make their point.
Peppered with a bunch of 'Game of Thrones' references like 'we drink and we know things', the letter not only 'threw shade' at the writers but also offered to clean up their act. Morgan ended the letter with the words "What do we say to the God of Death (failure), Not Today!"
Well, if HBO wasn't considering the offer seriously in the first place, Morgan is probably hoping that calling D&D a 'failure' should trigger a response.
Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' has received the poorest reviews and the fans are hoping to have their wishes fulfilled. Viewers are still tuning in to watch the programme. HBO said a record 18.4 million viewers across all its platforms watched last Sunday's episode - the penultimate in the series.
The final episode of the fantasy drama is due to air this Sunday on HBO in the US. Despite the petition gaining traction and Edubirdie's offer, the prohibitive cost of reshooting might ensure that HBO is unlikely to take the bait.