‘Recreation of Thrones’ Season 8: George R.R. Martin Calls Out ‘Poisonous’ Backlash


Coinciding with the official trailer launch for Home of the Dragon, consideration has turned to the divisive last season of Recreation of Thrones.

Many followers petitioned for a remake of the eighth and last season of HBO’s sequence, with some denouncing all the present. Whereas discussing upcoming prequel sequence Home of the Dragon, writer George R.R. Martin and HBO and HBO Max content material chief Casey Bloys addressed the backlash.

“The fucking poisonous web and these podcasts on the market saying that season eight left such a foul impression that folks say, ‘Oh, I am by no means going to look at them once more,'” Martin informed The Hollywood Reporter in an interview revealed Wednesday. “I do not belief them anymore.”

“It was a social media backlash,” Bloys stated. “I believe in a number of elements of our society, we’re reminding ourselves that Twitter will not be actual life. We knew it was going to be divisive and, in fact, you need all followers to be completely happy, however that is by no means going to occur. There weren’t lots of people strolling round despondent or upset. It is a take that reads nicely however in all probability does not totally mirror viewer emotions.”

Home of the Dragon relies on Martin’s novel Fireplace & Blood, which tells the historical past of Home Targaryen. It is set 200 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones and stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Finest, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans. The complete solid, in fact, is even greater.

The first teaser trailer for the sequence dropped in Might, mysteriously revealing Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), the named inheritor to King Viserys (Considine). Nonetheless, Rhaenys (Finest) warns a younger Rhaenyra that “males would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a lady ascend the Iron Throne.”

The ten-episode sequence will debut Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and might be out there to stream on HBO Max.

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