Game of Thrones Season 7 saw major cyber attacks in which its various episodes were leaked, killing the suspense that kept millions of fans all over the world engrossed. Taking a lesson from the past, in order to avoid leaks, HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys said that the ending will be shot in multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens. Bloys said, “I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens,” reported BBC. He added, “You have to do that on a long show. When you’re shooting, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”
The previous season of Game of Thrones was hit by several high-profile leaks. According to data seen by piracy tracking firm Muso, the seventh season was illegally downloaded more than a billion times. The hackers behind the massive HBO cyber attack had reportedly released the cache of the network’s internal documents, reported PTI. The leak apparently had seventh season’s fifth episode plot details alongside castings, script summaries and marketing materials for the popular fantasy drama. Four people were also arrested in India after a pirated episode was uploaded from an online streaming service in Mumbai.
Casey Bloys was quoted as saying that apart from keeping the storyline secret, it’ll be incredibly hard to keep everyone happy with the ending. Bloys said, “Finales are tough.” Game of Thrones has not only shattered all the television records but also cast a hypnotic spell on GOT fans all over the world. People are eagerly waiting for the nail biting finale. As of now, its is unclear when the final series of the famous series will air.