‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Demanding A Season 8 Redo & Lili Reinhart Is Not Having It

Who will win the game of thrones? The age-old question will finally be answered tonight as HBO unveils the series finale of the iconic show. Though the final episode has yet to air, many fans are already unhappy about how the eighth and final season has played out.

Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart | Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

A complete do-over

Recently an online petition surfaced demanding a complete redo of Season 8 of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. The Change.org petition, which has already amassed over 1 million signatures, calls for a remake of the season with “competent writers.” The petition, which was sent to HBO, states “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!”

While countless fans were in full support of the petition, there were quite a few who were completely opposed to the idea. One fan, in particular, who found the petition completely inappropriate was actress, Lili Reinhart. Outraged, by the unreasonable expectations of fans and the disrespect shown to the shows writers, Reinhart quickly commented, “This is not how television works, TV shows are not fan service. It’s ridiculous of people to think they can demand creative change from artists.”

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Reinhart takes a stand

Reinhart received a lot of harsh comments following her comment about the petition. The Riverdale star took to Instagram to further defend her statement and offer her perspective as an artist.

“For the people coming at me for my Game of Thrones petition comment: It’s inappropriate as an audience member to demand change from an entire crew of writers, creators, performers, etc. just because it did not satisfy you. Fans, of course, are an incredibly large reason why shows are successful…but it does not excuse certain destructive and disrespectful behavior toward people who have dedicated their entire lives to creating a show or film. Try to imagine this: A person walks into a painter’s gallery… a painter they have always been a fan of… and they tell the artist ‘I don’t like what you did here. You probably should have done it this way.’ That would be incredibly entitled, no? So think about it that way. Bye.”

Reinhart is no stranger to shows with a cult fan following. A series regular on the CW hit show, Riverdale she deals with harsh fan criticism regularly. As an actress, Reinhart knows the hard work and dedication that goes into making a television show. It’s unsurprising that the 22-year-old took personal offense to fans discounting the tremendous amount of work that goes into making even one episode of Game Of Thrones, let alone an entire season.

Who will win the game of thrones

Though Season 8 of Game of Thrones has been a polarizing one, you cannot discount the level of talent displayed throughout the series. So many talented creatives worked hard to create the world of Game of Thrones and bring the show to life. Though we’re not quite ready to say our final farewell to the series, we can’t wait to tune in tonight and see how it all ends.