‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Shoot Multiple Episodes To Kill Off Spoilers And Leaks
Everyone on the planet is trying to figure out who will sit on the Iron Throne once the “Game of Thrones” has concluded. There are websites dedicated to the craziest fan theories to try to provide educated guesses as to the fate of their favorite “GoT” characters. In recent times, HBO, especially “Game of Thrones” have been hacked, revealing episodes and scripts. To prepare for the epic final season, HBO will shoot multiple endings to prevent the viewers, cast, and crew from knowing how the all-time great fantasy TV series ends.
According to a report in the Morning Call, they cited a quote from HBO programming president Casey Bloys who spoke at Moravian College last week.
“I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens. 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 definitely makes sense considering HBO has terrible and suffered a number of leaks and hacks. Showrunner Dan Weiss commented on the possibility of multiple endings by saying he won’t tell you if there are multiple endings which is probably a smart move, “We don’t even want to tell you because if we do then somebody will figure out how to circumvent the things that we’re doing.” This is not a new concept, especially when it comes to mega popular shows. “Breaking Bad” and “The Sopranos” both shot multiple endings to keep the intrigue of their finales. “Finales are tough,” Bloys admits. “If you think about, ‘Six Feet Under,’ well that was a pretty good finale. But if you think about ‘Seinfeld,’ if you think about ‘The Sopranos,’ if you think about ‘Breaking Bad,’ Bloys said. “Everybody has an opinion about how a show should end.”
“Game of Thrones” doesn’t start production on the eighth and final season until October and it will only have six episodes. Those precious six episodes won’t air until 2018 or possibly even 2019. How much would it suck to be Kit Harrington or Emilia Clarke and have to wait a year to find out if your own character won the “Game of Thrones” or was killed off? Sounds more torturous than being Reek for a week.