Stephen King Stands By ‘Game of Thrones’ and Daenerys’ Dark Turn Amid Season 8 Fan Outrage

IndieWire | 5/17/2019 | Staff
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As the fan petition calling for a remake of “Game of Thrones” Season 8 gets closer to one million signatures (as of this writing the letter has been signed by over 798,000 fans), one person sticking up for the HBO fantasy series is none other than Stephen King. The legendary horror author took to social media to share his support for the show’s polarizing final season. King’s thoughts arrived as fan outrage over Season 8 continues to skyrocket. Backlash against the show erupted after the penultimate episode, “The Bells,” saw Daenerys go full Mad Queen by deciding to burn King’s Landing to the ground.

“I’ve loved this last season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ including Dani going bugshit all over King’s Landing,” King wrote to his 5 million Twitter followers. “There’s been a lot of negativity about the windup, but I think it’s just because people don’t want ANY ending. But you know what they say: All good things…”

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