Game of Thrones avoids Season 8 leaks and spoilers at all costs


With four months to go until Game of Thrones comes back, producers took extraordinary measures to keep the storyline under wraps.

It has been one year, three months and (roughly) 24 days since we’ve last seen a new episode of Game of Thrones. And we still have a little over four months to see a new one.

Thronies are foaming at the mouth, scouring the internet for spoilers – any morsel of information about the final season they can get their eyes on. But not if showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have anything to do with it.

Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones, told BBC radio the extraordinary measures the show took to avoid spoilers and to keep storylines a secret.

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"“They’re absolutely paranoid now about anyone finding out anything about the series and spoiling it. We weren’t allowed a written word on a page. Everything was accessed through iPads with different security you had to get through to access it, which caused a problem for the actors, I have to say. But we found a way, either on phones or with pads…for it to be available on set.”"

What’s more, the show even shot fake scenes to through people off in case any footage leaked according to director David Nutter.

It’s a shame that people have no patience anymore, that the show is forced to take such measures to keep it a surprise.

Glen divulged a bit more information, but sorry, no specifics.

“This season was the first season ever that we sat and read the entire arc of the story from beginning to end right through over the course of a day. Honestly, these six episodes are absolutely phenomenal. The writers really, really came up trumps….The way they pulled it all together was a real writing task.”

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So, it sounds to me that Game of Thrones fans will be anything but disappointed with the final season, which FINALLY comes back in April 2019.

And what’s even better, just because the show is ending, doesn’t mean we aren’t finished with Westeros. Prequels are currently in development at HBO.

Until then, now is a great time to either watch it from the beginning for the first time or refresh your memory by re-watching it.

Source: Variety