on all things related to the story. We certainly understand why, given that this is their most-profitable show and they have to almost be Fort Knox at this point. There is a very-large contingent of people who are more than happy to sit idly by and wait for new episodes to come on the air in 2019; however, there’s also another contingent that is ready and eager to profit on spoilers in any way possible. This is a group that HBO has to be aware of as they continue to inch ever closer to these episodes coming out. They’ve been able to keep most story details a secret for the time being, and they really only have to do so now for a matter of three or four more months.
So just how paranoid were the producers during filming when it comes to spoilers? Well, let’s just say that they even kept finer details from much of the show’s own cast! Speaking in a new interview on BBC Radio, Iain Glen (otherwise known as Ser Jorah) described it with the following statement:
“They’re absolutely paranoid now about anyone finding out anything about the series and spoiling it … We weren’t allowed a written word on a page. Everything was accessed through iPads with different security you had to get through to access it, which caused a problem for the actors, I have to say.
“But we found a way, either on phones or with pads…for it to be available on set.”
Basically, Game of Thrones faced quite a dilemma for itself in production of the final season. They wanted to do everything that they could in order to keep details out of the hands of the wrong people; yet, in order to do this, they also made production infinitely harder on the cast. That’s a difficult trade-off, but of course HBO is going to side with making sure pirates don’t get a hold of scripts or story details before anything else. The cast, after all, did still find a way to make the story work for them — even if it was rather difficult for them on occasion.
Hopefully, the new year will bring at least a few more details on the final season of Game of Thrones — we think that there’s going to be a trailer at some point within the first few months of the year.
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