Game of Thrones is one of the biggest TV shows in the world.
The epic fantasy drama has kept viewers enthralled for seven years, and with just one more season left, HBO is taking some precautions.
By now, you've probably already heard about the infamous HBO hack which found multiple scripts for Game of Thrones Season 7 making their way on to the internet in advance of the episodes airing.
But there was also another leak on Reddit months before the penultimate season even premiered and it revealed every single plot development from the season.
So, some fans were watching the show and already knew what was coming. For a while, fans could not look online without the comments sections being filled with spoilers.
That's not a good thing for those who want to be shocked as all the crazy developments play out on screen.
Producers will “shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Casey Bloys, HBO president of programming said recently during a talk at Moravian College in his hometown of Bethlehem, PA.
Bethlehem’s Morning Call news revealed the comments.
“You have to do that on a long show,” he added.
“Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no definitive answer until the end.”
This is good news, and it means fans will be able to find out together how the series comes to a close. But this is all assuming HBO takes the appropriate precautions when airing the series around the world.
Two episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7 were leaked online, and one of them was leaked in error by HBO Spain, so it's not just the hackers who are giving Game of Thrones out early.
The leaks, however, did not have an adverse effect on the ratings. Game of Thrones Season 7 averaged 10.3 million viewers and a 4.8 rating in live plus same day figures.
This was up almost 25 percent in the demo from Game of Thrones Season 6. When you look at the ratings, it makes sense that HBO has multiple spinoffs in development to extend the franchise.
Okay, Game of Thrones Fanatics. What do you think of the news that multiple endings will be filmed?
Hit the comments below.
Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.