Let’s be honest; we live for spoilers. Whether you love them or you hate them, having a sneak preview into one of your favorite shows on Earth (which of course, if Game of Thrones. You have permission to start humming the theme tune) is one of the most exciting aspects of an upcoming release. But for us Game of Thrones fans, we’re going to have to reign in our intense desire to know more about Jon Snow and Khaleesi – because there aren’t going to be ANY leaks. Apparently.
Mashable have reported that unlike other seasons, TV critics and reporters will not be getting a preview of GoT’s Season 7 – meaning we’re all going to have to wait until it airs on HBO on July 16. The news comes as a shock to critics, who have always previewed the show before it airs to the public, but with recent events, we can kinda understand why HBO have decided against this.
After a preview of Game of Thrones season five, many of the first few episodes were leaked onto the internet before the officially aired. Game of Thrones holds the title of being the world’s most pirated shows – and has done for the past five years. Some would say this is a compliment (because we just love it so much), but in terms of business, it’s not a title HBO want to hold. However, this isn’t the only factor that contributed to this decision. With the recent events, including leaked Orange is the New Black episodes that were basically held hostage (which is a bit ironic, considering the plotline of the new series) as well as the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie held hostage (again, incredibly ironic) HBO are taking no chances.
By keeping all of their secrets and storylines under cover, HBO is protecting themselves, as well as their precious show – especially now they’ve started deviating from GoT legend, George R.R Martin’s storylines.
Hmmm, what do you think? Do you want a sneak peek into the new series? Or are you happy to wait?