The Security Measures ‘Game Of Thrones’ Has Implemented To Stop Season 8 From Leaking Are Insane
A giant wall of ice doesn't look so farfetched anymore.
We’re inching closer every day to the dramatic final season of Game of Thrones, which is probably the biggest show in the entire universe besides Neighbours. Every greedy nerd in the world is slavering over what that final season has in store for all our funky friends from Westeros — but the show’s producers aren’t gonna let them have it.
It’s at the point where people would literally kill to discover what the dragon lady does with her fire-boys, whether or not Sulky Snow is boning his sister, or if the stabby girl will stab someone. It’s life or death, people!
So with the stakes this high, GOT has implemented some insanely elaborate plans to help prevent any more leaks.
Joe Dempsie, the actor who plays Gendry (who famously spent a few seasons rowing a boat), told Metro that security has been raised since previous seasons.
“I mean security in terms of plot and scripts and any information pertaining to where we might be shooting at any given time,” he said. “During the whole course of season seven and season eight, I have never laid eyes on a shooting schedule. Your filming dates are on a need to know basis. You don’t get hard copies of scripts anymore. They are all on this special app. Which are triple locked. The level of security has upped massively.”
HBO have previously suggested they might film multiple endings, to help stop the final moments from being leaked (or even accidentally talked about by drunk actors).
“I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” said HBO’s President of Original Programming, Casey Bloys. “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.”
Along with all this, they’re also just erecting giant walls around the set so people can’t see in. This shit is serious.
Game of Thrones drops in 2019, but you’ll have to just wait patiently because you are NOT allowed any spoilers.