When Game of Thrones ended, many fans were left upset. Not just because of the prospect of a life without a weekly check-in with their favorite Westerosi, either. Many found the final season of the show to be disappointing - feeling rushed, ill-thought-through, and not faithful to the story they'd followed so far.
But it seems the show's Twitter account is hinting at a possible remake of season 8 ...
Game of Thrones first aired in 2011.
It ran for an epic 8 seasons before finally reaching its conclusion.
The show was set in the fictional world of Westeros.
And although it certainly had many fantastical aspects, it really centered around the deeply human characters.
It was really huge in scale.
The dedication showrunners put in to create believable settings and well-rounded characters (and seemingly hundreds of them) made the fantasy seem oddly believable.
Of course, there were some unbelievable aspects.
Although even the dragons seemed somehow par for the course in this epic, political drama.
The show wasn't totally original, though.
Game of Thrones was based on a series of fantasy novels called A Song of Ice & Fire, by esteemed writer George R.R. Martin.
Martin was a big name in the fantasy scene.
via: WikipediaAnd he's been very productive in his time, creating many more fantasy worlds than just the famous Westeros.
It was clear Game of Thrones creators were taking the show seriously.
Because they ensured Martin was included in the show's creation, making sure the series stayed true to his original vision.
And fans appreciated it.
For the first seasons, Game of Thrones gained a cult following, many of whom loved the show's epic scale and attention to detail.
That is, until season eight.
After a 2-year hiatus, the show returned for its final season - but got distinctly mixed reviews.
And let's not even get started on the show's finale.
Many Game of Thrones fans were bitterly disappointed in the way the fates of their favorite characters (and of Westeros overall) were handled.
In fact, fans were pretty annoyed.
Angry Game of Throners created a "Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers," which picked up more than 1.7 million signatures.
The main 2 people fans were annoyed at?
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Show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
The petition read, the 2 "have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on."
Fans felt the two had ruined what Martin had started.
"This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"
But the show's stars reacted pretty poorly.
Jon Snow (or Kit Harrington) told Esquire, "How I feel about the show right now is quite defiant. I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season - and I don't mean to sound mean about critics here - but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgment on it, in my head they can go **** themselves."
And that's not all.
Harrington wasn't the only one.Sophie Turner, wife of Joe Jonas and actress behind Sansa Stark, also called the petition "disrespectful."
But, it seems there may be redemption for the show.
As a cryptic Tweet suggests there may be a do-over of season 8.
And people are feeling excited!
Could this be the redemption arc we needed?
The tweet in question?
Well, it does look interesting ....
Winter is coming.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 14, 2021
What does it all mean?
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