Drogon did not eat Daenerys after the final Game of Thrones episode. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss cleared up those rumors while also explaining what really happened in the commentary track for the season 8 DVD and Blu-ray editions. Fans of the hit HBO series, and Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke, were under the impression that dragons eat their masters. Clarke expressed this in the commentary, but Benioff and Weiss shot that down. "Drogon's not going to eat you. He's not a cat. Did you see how gently he was nudging you?" they said.
There we go. Drogon did not make a tiny snack out of Daenerys off camera. So, what did he do with her body? David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed that Drogon flew Dany's corpse to her true home of Volantis. After that, it's unclear as to what Drogon did, though some fans believe he took her to see Kinvara in an effort to resurrect her. Since HBO and George R.R. Martin have no plans for a direct Game of Thrones sequel series, we may never know for sure.
Part of the mystery surrounding the reason Drogon torched the Iron Throne has also been cleared up. Game of Thrones fans have come up with their own theories, but David Benioff assures it's a lot more simple than a lot of people think. He did not give a direct reasoning, though what he says gets the point across rather well. "If [Dany is] not going to sit on it, no one's going to sit on it," says the showrunner, which makes sense.
Many Game of Thrones fans were pretty angry with the way season 8 unfolded and the way everything ended. Back when the show first started, it was going off of the work of George R.R. Martin. However, once the show caught up to the book series, Martin slowed down and did not deliver the final storylines. Instead, he worked with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, giving them notes as to where he wanted to take the story. Legend has it that he even scribbled some of these notes on a napkin. In addition, the show was massively expensive to make, so everything had to be wrapped up this season.
While some fans were upset with the way Game of Thrones ended, there are more than a few who were satisfied with the ending. Once the shock wore off of seeing Jon Snow kill Daenerys, fans were able to appreciate the end of the series for what it was and what it delivered over the years. It's incredibly hard to keep a show as big as that going and to keep the quality up for every episode. It's impossible to please everybody, which David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were very aware of. Entertainment Weekly was the first to report on the Game of Thrones season 8 commentary.