‘Game of Thrones’ is making sure that no one knows exactly how the show is going to end until the final episode airs…
There’s little doubt that the final episode of ‘Game of Thrones’ will be one of the most watched hours of television in history and the show runners behind the massive series are making sure no one knows the ending until it airs on HBO.
According to HBO programming president Casey Bloys, ‘Game of Thrones’ will film multiple endings for the final episode of season 8 to ensure that no one knows exactly how the series will come to a close.
“I know in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens,” Bloys said in a recording of his Moravian College speech released and first reported by The Morning Call.
“You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. They’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”
‘Game of Thrones’ wouldn’t be the first series to try such a tactic to avoid spoilers from leaking out before an episode airs.
‘The Walking Dead’ shot several version of the season 6 finale while trying to conceal the death of a major character in the series.
There’s no word on how many endings ‘Game of Thrones’ will shoot but it’s clear there will numerous versions just in case something leaks out before the season airs.
‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 is expected to get into production later this year for the final six episodes of the series with plans for the show to air in either 2018 or 2019.