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Posted at: Jun 10, 2018, 12:04 AM; last updated: Jun 10, 2018, 12:04 AM (IST)

GoT scripts ‘self-destruct’ to check spoilers

For its final season, it’s creating scenes that vanish

Jacob Stolworthy

GAME OF THRONES is a year away but HBO is already concerned about spoilers leaking ahead of the final season. It turns out producers are going to extreme lengths to prevent the release of any plot details with actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — who plays Jaime Lannister — revealing that the digital scripts the show’s stars receive “self-destruct” after the scene has been shot.

“They’re very, very strict. It has reached a crazy level this year,” he told Elite Daily during the Cannes Film Festival.

He continued: “We actually get the scripts, and then when we’ve shot the scene — and we only have it digitally — and then when you’ve done the scene, it just vanishes. It’s like Mission: Impossible. ‘This will self-destruct’.”

Earlier this year, filming completed on what was described as the HBO series’ biggest ever battle sequence after two and a half month’s worth of night shoots in Toome, the location used for Winterfell.

More recently, HBO executives revealed that several main characters will die in the final few episodes of the series adding that the entire creative team gave showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss a 15-minute standing ovation as the final words of the series were read out in the table read.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO and Sky Atlantic for an eighth and final season in 2019.  — The Independent


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