Charles Dance ”Would Sign” A Petition To Remake The Final Series Of ‘Game Of Thrones’.
The 73-year-old actor portrayed Tywin Lannister in the HBO fantasy epic, which came to a conclusion in May 2019 after eight series, and the star admitted he was ”disappointed” by the show’s finale.
He said: ”Well if there was a petition, I would sign it.
”I mean, I saw it. I continue to watch the whole series even after I’d been killed off in the lavatory.
”Because I just thought it’s a fantastic television show, you know? I was very lucky to be part of it. I loved it; there were storylines [where] I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people!
”I know that the finale satisfied a lot of people. It also disappointed a lot of people, and I’m afraid I am in the latter camp.”
But Charles has praised the programme’s showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, for ”raising the bar” of TV screenplay writing during the series.
He added to PopCulture.com: ”I think David and Dan raised the bar when it came to television screenplay writing.
”They are phenomenal. And for the whole thing to end up as a committee, I just thought, ‘Hmm, no.’ I would say I was somewhat underwhelmed by.”
Charles’ comments come after his former co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – who played his on-screen son Jaime Lannister – admitted he ”almost wanted” to donate to a petition about remaking the show’s ending.
He said: ”I was aware of the petition for a new ending, which I thought was hilarious. I almost wanted to donate to that petition.
”HBO saying, ‘You’re right, so many people want it, we’re going to do it.’ I think everyone had their own opinion.
”I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they got. It’s a combination of – you imagine an ending; but also, I think if you’re a hardcore fan, it was really upsetting that it ended.
”You lived with this for eight seasons. There is still a massive community dedicated to ‘Game of Thrones’. I think there was a real fear that was going to go away. It had to end.”
A Change.org petition entitled ‘Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers’ has attracted more than 1.8 million signatures to date.