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Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall confesses the final season of the hit show was ‘rushed’

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Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall has admitted that he agrees with some fans’ opinions that the final series of the hit HBO programme was ‘rushed’.

Neil, who directed some well-loved episodes including Blackwater and The Watchers On The Wall, said that although the series ended well it seemed hastily achieved.

The series was panned by fans online and received a 58 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating, compared to its earlier seasons which achieved in the realm of 90 per cent. 

In agreement: Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall has admitted that he agrees with some fans' opinions that the final series of the hit HBO programme was 'rushed'

In agreement: Game Of Thrones director Neil Marshall has admitted that he agrees with some fans’ opinions that the final series of the hit HBO programme was ‘rushed’

Neil told the Sun: ‘Ultimately all the characters ended up where they were meant to be, but I think some of them got there in a bit of a rush.

‘I agree that it was a bit of a rush. It felt like things weren’t set up well enough. But they all ended up where they were meant to be, though, I got that.’

Fans claimed that some character’s story arcs were ignored, such as Daenerys Targaryen’s destiny to rule Westeros and Jamie Lannister’s redemption storyline.

Social media was awash with comments at the time claiming that Daenerys turning into the Mad Queen was too hurried and should have been foreshadowed earlier.

Shocked: The series was panned by fans online and received a 58 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating, compared to its earlier seasons which achieved in the realm of 90 per cent

Shocked: The series was panned by fans online and received a 58 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating, compared to its earlier seasons which achieved in the realm of 90 per cent

George R. R. Martin also confessed to feeling ‘a little sad’ there aren’t more seasons of Game Of Thrones to faithfully adapt his A Song Of Ice And Fire series in full. 

The author, 70, spoke candidly about his thoughts on the series coming to an end in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in April, which was published after the first two episodes of the eighth season were released. 

And the creative mind behind the fantasy juggernaut told the publication that he’d have preferred it if the show did ‘it exactly the way [he] did’, but understood that the showrunners and actors couldn’t be expected to sign on to a show for that long. 

Talented: Neil, who directed some well-loved episodes including Blackwater and The Watchers On The Wall, said that although the series ended well it seemed hastily achieved

Talented: Neil, who directed some well-loved episodes including Blackwater and The Watchers On The Wall, said that although the series ended well it seemed hastily achieved

He explained: ‘You know, it’s complex. I’m a little sad, actually. I wish we had a few more seasons. But I understand.

‘Dave [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are gonna go on to do other things, and I’m sure some of the actors were signed up for like seven or eight years, and they would like to go on and take other roles.’

Some of the lead characters admitted that they were hurt by the backlash, while Kit Harrington said he avoided watching the final season to deal with it. 

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Neil told the Sun : 'Ultimately all the characters ended up where they were meant to be, but I think some of them got there in a bit of a rush'

Neil told the Sun : ‘Ultimately all the characters ended up where they were meant to be, but I think some of them got there in a bit of a rush’

Speaking at the Emmys last month, he told Entertainment Weekly: ‘I still haven’t seen the show so that’s how I dealt with that controversy.

‘I haven’t seen the final season but I know what it took to shoot it and it was hard and everyone put their love and effort into it.

‘I think for us, we knew what we were doing was right, story-wise and we knew that it was right for the characters because we lived with them for 10 years so controversy for us didn’t really affect us.’

He said: 'I agree that it was a bit of a rush. It felt like things weren't set up well enough. But they all ended up where they were meant to be, though, I got that'

He said: ‘I agree that it was a bit of a rush. It felt like things weren’t set up well enough. But they all ended up where they were meant to be, though, I got that’

Ignored: Fans claimed that some character's story arcs were ignored, such as Daenerys Targaryen's destiny to rule Westeros and Jamie Lannister's redemption storyline

Ignored: Fans claimed that some character’s story arcs were ignored, such as Daenerys Targaryen’s destiny to rule Westeros and Jamie Lannister’s redemption storyline

Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead hit out at the petition to remake the final series of the hit HBO show.

The actor, who plays Bran Stark in the series, branded the backlash ‘ridiculous’ and ‘absurd’ and told how he was ‘personally’ affected by the criticism.

Petition creator Dylan D opened up about his appeal going viral and explained that it was originally supposed to be a way he could vent.

Avoidance: Some of the lead characters admitted that they were hurt by the backlash, while Kit Harrington said he avoided watching the final season to deal with it

Avoidance: Some of the lead characters admitted that they were hurt by the backlash, while Kit Harrington said he avoided watching the final season to deal with it

He said: ‘I was just so disappointed and angry. It was simply me venting a bit. I think this message is one of frustration and disappointment at its core.’

The Texas native continued: ‘There is so much awful crap going on in the world, people like me need to escape into things like Star Wars and Game of Thrones. We fans invested a wealth of passion and time into this series… I love this story, and I, like most of you, was crushed to see how the last season (and season 7, let’s be real) has been handled.

‘I didn’t make this petition to be an entitled, whiny fan. I made it because I was immensely disappointed and needed to vent. Do I have a solution? I’ve got plenty of ideas, but no, I’m not a Hollywood writer. But you don’t need to be a mechanic to know your car is broken.’ 

Unhappy: Petition creator Dylan D opened up about his appeal going viral and explained that it was originally supposed to be a way he could vent

Unhappy: Petition creator Dylan D opened up about his appeal going viral and explained that it was originally supposed to be a way he could vent

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