When it comes to a show as big as Game of Thrones, it’s near impossible to avoid spoilers, and HBO knows that all too well. The most recent season, which concluded just a few weeks back, fell victim to some pretty nasty leaks and it seems like the network is intent on making sure that nothing spoils the eighth and final hurrah. So much so, in fact, that they’re reportedly shooting multiple endings to throw eager fans off the scent and prevent anything from being revealed ahead of time.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that the hit fantasy series as employed this tactic, but it seems to work quite well, so it makes sense why they’d head down this route once again. Speaking at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA last week, HBO president Casey Bloys had this to say about the matter:
“I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens. 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.”
Now, while this will certainly keep spoilers from appearing on the internet – for the most part – there’s still the issue of entire episodes leaking onto the web before they air, which is what happened with the last season. To prevent that from happening, HBO will have to tighten up their own security and look into what went wrong in the past. We’re sure they’re already doing just that though and can’t imagine them taking any chances when it comes to the show’s last outing. Time will ultimately tell, but something tells us that things will be different when Jon Snow and co. return.
Speaking of which, now that Game of Thrones‘ seventh, penultimate season has come to an end, all eyes are beginning to turn towards that last batch of episodes. Filming isn’t expected to get underway until October, and though season 8 is only comprised of six installments in total, it’s unlikely we’ll be revisiting Westeros anytime before the summer of 2019.
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