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Game of Thrones to shoot multiple endings of final season to stop story leaks

Game of Thrones to shoot multiple endings of final season to stop story leaks
From BBC - September 14, 2017

Multiple endings will be filmed for the final episode of Game of Thrones to stop the storyline leaking.

HBO's President of Programming Casey Bloys says even the stars of the show wo not know how it ends.

"I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they are going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens.

"You have to do that on a long show. When you are shooting, people know," he told an audience at a US college.

"So they are going to shoot multiple versions so that there's no real definitive answer until the end."

The seventh season of Game of Thrones was hit by several high-profile leaks.

Hackers released scripts, HBO documents and unbroadcast episodes from other TV shows.

Four people were arrested in India after a pirated episode was uploaded from an online streaming service in Mumbai.

Another instalment was mistakenly released early in Europe, copied and shared online.

The seventh season of Game of Thrones was illegally downloaded "more than a billion times" according to data seen by piracy tracking firm Muso.

Casey Bloys says that as well as keeping the storyline secret, it will be incredibly hard to keep everyone happy with the ending.

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