As part of Game of Thrones’s 10-year anniversary this month, HBO has cut together and recently released a trailer revisiting its polarizing final season, which aired way back in 2019. One pandemic later, that likely feels like a few centuries ago, but even fairweather fans and people who didn’t watch the series likely know that Season 8’s final six episodes got anything but a warm reception for a whole host of reasons. Check out the clip below to relive how the series wound up coming to a close.
Granted, the YouTube comments space are widely understood to be a free-for-all, but the reactions to this two-minute clip are less focused on the dramatic highlights and seem to have re-traumatized fans to the level that The Hollywood Reporter has both taken notice and compiled a selection of the most bitter reactions. The comments are pretty standard internet fare, but within 24 hours since the clip’s gone online, a growing consensus is rallying around a renewed demand for HBO to remake the final season. THR’s report has a pretty expansive breakdown on why that isn’t likely to happen.
While a remake may not be in the cards, what’s on the horizon instead is the franchise’s next iteration, House of the Dragon, which is expected to begin production this year. Creator George R. R. Martin, meanwhile, recently announced he’s working on a Broadway version of his fantasy epic that will “tell the whole story.”