'Game Of Thrones’ Actor Charles Dance Agrees Finale Sucked, Would Sign Petition For Remake

"I was somewhat underwhelmed"

Thought the Game Of Thrones finale didn’t live up to its hype? You’ll be pleased to know one of its main cast members – and two million other impassioned fans – agrees with you.

Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister until he was killed off at the end of season 5, told this week he was “underwhelmed” by the finale and is keen to sign up to the viral petition for a remake. “I mean, I saw [the ending],” he said. “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.”

He continued: “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.” Aren't we all, Charles.

The “latter camp” is in fact a group of nearly two million, all of whom have signed a online petition asking for a finale remake. (Don't fuck with Game of Thrones fans ok?)

Dance went on to say that while he credited writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss for their work, there was something very specific he didn’t like about the finale.

“I think David and Dan raised the bar when it came to television screenplay writing,” he said. “They are phenomenal. And for the whole thing to end up as a committee [deciding who would get the throne], I just thought, ‘Hmm, no.’ I would say I was somewhat underwhelmed by [it].”

The finale seems to be a hot topic at the moment (isn't it always?), with Dance’s co-star Nikolaj Costar-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lannister, also commenting on it this week. He told Variety he “almost wanted to donate” to the campaign for a finale remake. “I think everyone had their own opinion,” he said. “I find the world of fandom really interesting. Everyone wanted something specific and different from what they got.”

He continued: “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. I think there was a real fear that was going to go away,” he said.

One thing that's likely never to go away, though, is this finale debate. We know where we stand.

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