- Some of the Game of Thrones cast showed up to a panel at Comic-Con yesterday.
- They addressed fan reaction to the series finale, which, as you may know, wasn’t great!
It seems like it’s been a million years since the final season of Games of Thrones, even though it’s actually only been two months. But to be fair, that could be because many of us are trying to forget we ever watched the final season—honestly, what was that?!
Some of the cast got back together at Comic-Con on Friday to talk all things GoT, and they addressed the controversial final season as well as the Change.org petition to “Remake Game of Thrones season 8 with competent writers” that got 1.6 million signatures.
The cast who showed up to San Diego included Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright (aka Bran Stark), John Bradley (aka Samwell Tarly), Jacob Anderson (aka Grey Worm), Conleth Hill (aka Varys), and Liam Cunningham (aka Ser Davos).
They talked about the very negative reaction to the final season, with Nikolaj addressing the petition head-on, saying, “It was surprising, the level of absurdity of the online petition.” He continued:
“Every season, we had huge controversies. From Ned Stark being killed, ‘I’m never going to watch that piece of shit show again!’ And then there was the Red Wedding. And obviously, the end. I feel so lucky to have met so many fans of the show and to realize this show has brought so many people together. Watching it, loving it. So obviously, it comes to an end, it’s going to piss you off no matter what. It’s the end! But at the end of the day, it’s absolutely fine. If you hated the ending, if you loved it, that’s great. Just don’t call people names.”
Conleth joined in, saying, “You look at the amount of people who are here [at the Comic-Con panel]. We are here to thank you for watching us all those years. This is the reality rather than a media-led hate campaign.”
So it seems like the cast wasn’t too happy with how the final season was received, but TBH, I wasn’t too happy with the final season—so I guess there are no real winners here!!
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