HBO president Casey Bloys has revealed that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will shoot multiple versions of the finale to prevent spoilers.
"I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys reportedly said.
“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.”
With this new tactic, once spoilers for the final season start making rounds online, it will be difficult to figure out what is real and what is not.
HBO has been a victim of leaks multiple times. In 2015, the first four episodes of season five leaked online after advance screeners were sent out to members of the press.
In 2016, a Reddit user posted the entire season seven plot, revealing major details.
In 2017, two episodes of an ongoing season leaked ahead of their scheduled airing.
Going into production this October, the show's finale, which will consist of just six episodes, will debut in either 2018 or 2019.
In the finale of the recently concluded season seven,Dany and Jon Snow had sex, and the White Walkers finally destroyed the wall.