HBO Accidentally Leaked ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode
A leak of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 episode 6 is here, but it was on accident. HBO España and HBO Nordic accidentally dropped the episode four days early for one-hour. This span of time was definitely long enough for it to be taped, shared and become viral on the Internet.
In fact, the footage from the episode has been shared to several popular social media platforms that are used everyday. There is a thread filled with spoilers on Reddit, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, and many more streaming services. We don’t want to ruin the next episode for those of you who want to wait, but note that spoilers can easily be found all over social media. Fortunately, they are being taken down increasingly more with each day.
HBO Europe had a couple statements to say regarding the mishap. According to HBO, “The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized.”
This is actually the second time HBO has accidentally released an episode early, considering HBO Nordic also leaked an episode of season 6 a couple hours early in the past. On top of these accidents, HBO has dealt with hackers this season who have now been arrested because of their actions.
Regardless of these couple of bumps in the road, ‘Game of Thrones’ has not disappointed in the ratings category. Even when these episodes have hit the web early, the ratings have yet to be harmed at this time. It is most unfortunate for the viewers who yearn for the suspense of each episode and the makers of the show who spent so much time and effort into perfecting each episode.
If you didn’t already watch the episode when it leaked, make sure to tune into HBO on Sunday night at 6 p.m.