It’s no secret that Game of Thrones (AKA the best show in the world) deals with some of the most intense battles throughout the whole of the Seven Kingdoms – but HBO bosses have been battling their own enemies… online leaks. Yep, despite their valiant efforts to prevent leaks, the series suffered a major blow when hackers leaked numerous episodes of season 7 before its official release date a couple of months ago.
Now, it seems winter won’t be coming without prior authorization, as the Game of Thrones cast have not been able to open their scripts for season 8, so they won’t spoil the ending. Liam Cunningham, who stars as Ser Davos Seaworthy, has revealed the tight security measures in place to prevent these leaks. He spoke of the scripts:
I got them all. I can’t open them because of all the security, and I can’t walk it out [of the studio].
The scripts for season 8 are currently in digital format, and cannot be opened by any of the cast members unless they are in the actual studio in Belfast, or if they have been given official authorization by HBO bosses. How crazy is that?!
Cunningham and the rest of the Game of Thrones cast are currently filming the show’s final series (*sobs*) which so far has no official release date – although many speculate it will drop some time in 2018. However, there is a chance we may have to wait until 2019 for the final season, as Cunningham has confirmed that the cast are scheduled to film into the new year.
[The episodes are] definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer. We’re filming right up until the summer. When you think about it, up until last season we’d have six months to do ten episodes, so we’re [doing] way more than that for six episodes. So that obviously will translate into longer episodes.
No leaks, longer episodes and a potential 2018 release date? It seems as if the final season of Game of Thrones will be the best yet!