Game of Thrones fans have launched a petition to have the eighth and final season of the show remade.

Nearly 500,000 people have signed the petition by 6pm on Thursday.

The petition statement says the show "deserves a final season that makes sense" calling for HBO to "subvert my expectations and make it happen."

Game of Thrones returned in April after a year-long hiatus. The season has been given a shorter run with only six episodes, five of which have already aired.

The latest episode, The Bells, is currently the worst-rated episode of the entire series. 

This season is the worst-rated in the show's history, with a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so far ahead of the finale airing next week.

Each of the other seven seasons have ratings of over 91%.

Game of Thrones returns for its final episode on Monday at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic.