The INSIDER Summary:
- “Game of Thrones” is about to start production on its eighth and final season.
- HBO programming president Casey Bloys said they will film multiple endings.
- This is an effort to throw off would-be leakers who might spoil the series finale.
HBO has a big plan in place for throwing off would-be leakers intent on revealing the anticipated ending of “Game of Thrones.” As the series heads into production for its eighth and final season, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has now said they plan on filming more than one ending.
“I know ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys said at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, as reported by The Morning Call. “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.”
This news, which INSIDER first spotted on IndieWire, should come as a relief to fans worried about the prospect of major leaks spoiling the sure-to-be epic ending of “Game of Thrones.”
For season seven, nearly all of the major plot points were posted online for fans to see. Naturally some were concerned that a similar volume of leaks are inevitable for the final instalment of “Game of Thrones.”
Bloys sounds confident that the multiple fake-outs will throw people off the trail, but it’s still very likely that leaks will seep through the cracks. Just for season seven, two full episodes made their way online ahead of the scheduled air dates — one was posted early accidentally by HBO Spain, and another stolen from HBO’s India distributor.
And that’s not even counting the multiple production leaks and on-set videos and photos that were coming out.
Other series’ have employed similar tactics when it comes to major moments. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” filmed several fake death scenes when a major character’s fate was left in the balance between seasons.
While we’re in this blissful leak-free period, you can safely read INSIDER’s predictions for what will happen on the final season of “Game of Thrones.” But stay vigilant. The internet is always dark and full of spoilers.
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