The final season of Game Of Thrones is heading into production soon, off the back of a seventh season where episode leaks were almost becoming the norm. With the show now comfortably ahead of where George R R Martin is up to with the books too, there’s genuine mystery as to how things will end.
HBO, though, wants to make sure the surprises are protected, preferring people to find out by watching on the day of transmission rather than downloading a leaked episode. As such, it’s going to extra lengths to make sure the finale’s surprises are kept a surprise.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO, confirmed that the showrunners David Benioff and D B Weiss, have a plan. “Game Of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens”, Bloys confirmed.
“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”.
The finale of Game Of Thrones isn’t expected to screen until 2019, although that’s not yet been confirmed.