Sophie Turner Thinks The Petition To Remake The Final Season Of “Game Of Thrones” Is “Disrespectful”
The Game Of Thrones series finale was a huge success… if all you care about is numbers. If you’re worried about fan-reaction or execution, well then, you may want to critique the success/failure ratio a bit differently. But back to the numbers. HBO scored the highest multi-platform tune-in with the show across its HBO network and its streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now. In total, the series finale brought in a whopping 19.3 million
nerds viewers for the final show.
The Wrap reports that the series finale of Game Of Thrones titled The Iron Throne was seen by a lot of people (and pissed off just as many). Apart from earning almost 20 million overall viewers, the episode also broke the network’s record for being the most-watched telecast with 13.6 million people watching the 9:00 pm broadcast. The last record was held by none other than the other show about families fighting over power but in a much different era and dynamic (less incest)–The Sopranos. The season 4 premiere of The Sopranos got 13.4 million viewers back in 2002, which was their previous record.
Meanwhile, the Queen Of Jonas, Sophie Turner, spoke to The New York Times over the phone while promoting her new X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie coming out, and of course chatted about the huge series finale of the show that made her a star. And she had some fighting words when it came to the discussion of athepetition for a remake of the final season circulated and signed by over 1 million (and counting) angry fans. Namely she thinks you can all shove it:
“Honestly, I’m not surprised. People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel… All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”
Do not disrespect the cast and crew, okay. All of those “mistakes”? Those were artistic choices. Like when it was so dark because you weren’t supposed to see what was happening in that fight? And listen: Daenerys has fucking dragons–a coffee cup cup is not impossible, okay? What if she used time magic? And she reached into time, and she grabbed herself a quick grande vanilla chai with extra foam and a shot of caramel flavor? You don’t know. Leave them alone. Don’t be disrespectful.
RIP Game Of Thrones. Your television series may be over but the millions of fan boys and girls who watched you will be fighting on the internet about your legacy forever.
Here’s Sophie with Evan Peters and Michael Fassbender at a photo call in Berlin for Dark Phoenix.