“Game of Thrones” Director Admits The Ending Was “A Little Bit Rushed”

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones"

Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall has voiced his agreement with criticisms that the final season of the show was ended in “a little bit of a rush.”

Despite receiving an outstanding number of Emmy nominations, season 8 of the HBO series was met with backlash. Fans claimed that the ending was disappointing in comparison to the rest of the show and some people even signed a petition to get the final season of the show remade.

After months of staying silent on the topic, Marshall has now confessed that he agrees with criticisms of season 8. Nonetheless, he praises showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss for doing an “amazing job”.

“Inevitably, I would’ve taken a different approach to directing,” he told The Metro. “One of the greatest experiences I had with working on both those episodes was that they were so open to bringing my ideas, particularly about battle scenes and how battles worked. I would’ve definitely added my strategy and knowledge to that.”

He added: ”I kind of agree with a lot of the criticism that it was really rushed. Everyone ended up where they were meant to end up but they got there in a little bit of a rush in the end.”

Game of Thrones Season 8 is available to watch on Now TV and Amazon.