“Game of Thrones” will shoot multiple series endings to prevent spoilers from Season 8 leaking before they air.
According to a report in Pennsylvania newspaper The Morning Call, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said that even the show’s cast will be kept in the dark until the finale airs as an extra precaution.
“I know in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys said. “You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”
Bloys’ statements came during a talk at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, last week. HBO had no comment and declined to either confirm or deny the report when contacted by TheWrap.
HBO has battled spoilers surrounding “Game of Thrones” for years, but the problem has only gotten worse as the show has ballooned in popularity, with the most recent season suffering some of the most high-profile leaks and hack attacks.
Two episodes of Season 7 made their way online before air via international distribution partners, and when hackers breached HBO’s system earlier this year, a draft script of an upcoming episode was among the 1.5 terabytes of data stolen.
“Game of Thrones” will return for it’s highly anticipated eighth and final season in either 2018 or 2019. Production is scheduled to being on the six-episode run later this year.
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