George R.R. Martin Says the ‘Internet Is Toxic’ in Aftermath of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Outrage
George R.R. Martin saw firsthand the fury of the internet during the final season of “Game of Thrones.” The six-episode Season 8 divided television viewers like no series in recent memory thanks to polarizing storytelling decisions. The outage was so inescapable that an online petition to remake Season 8 went viral with over 1.5 million signatures. During a recent appearance on Leonard Maltin’s movie podcast, recorded weeks after “Thrones” wrapped its run, Martin said he’s never seen anything like the “madness” that runs across the internet.