April 21, 2019 12:33PM PT
The second episode of “Game of Thrones’” final season has leaked online ahead of its Sunday night debut.
Fear not, “Thrones” fans: though the internet is dark and full of spoilers, this post is free of any details from Season 8 episode 2.
Rumblings of a leak began on the “Game of Thrones” Reddit and spilled over to Twitter as users pointed out that the second episode was streaming much earlier than its slated release on Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
The leaked footage was posted to website Openload, but was quickly taken offline. However, details from the new episode already flooded the Internet (and Twitter) — so peruse the world wide web at your own risk. Representatives from HBO have not responded to Variety’s request for comment.
This is the second leak HBO has faced during their series finale run. In a separate incident last week, the first episode of Season 8 was released four hours early on DirecTV.
Piracy has plagued “Game of Thrones” for years, but the long-going battle against leaks has hardly hurt their ratings. The series premiere set a multi-platform record with 17.4 million viewers.
That being stated, safety was nonetheless tight on set. “Recreation of Thrones” actor Iain Glen (who performs the devoted Jorah Mormont) detailed the lengths manufacturing went to to be able to keep away from spoilers. Not a single paper script was allowed, the whole lot was stored on iPads. And it’s been reported that a number of faux scenes had been filmed in hopes of complicated any would-be leaker.
“Recreation of Thrones” airs Sundays at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET on HBO.