"I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they're going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really knows what happens". "You have to do that on a long show". As reported by BuzzFeed, HBO's president of programming Casey Bloys was giving a talk at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Moravian College about the difficulties of writing TV endings. "Because when you're shooting something, people know", Bloys shared, adding, "So they're going to shoot multiple versions so that there's no real definitive answer until the end".
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has yet to confirm or deny the report, but it makes complete sense.
HBO has battled spoilers surrounding "Game of Thrones" for years, but the problem has only gotten worse as the show has ballooned in popularity, with the most recent season suffering some of the most high-profile leaks and hack attacks.
Two episodes of Season 7 made their way online before air via global distribution partners, and when hackers breached HBO's system earlier this year, a draft script of an upcoming episode was among the 1.5 terabytes of data stolen. So why not script, rehearse and film a ton of different endings so that even if they all leak, the audience will still head into the series finale with only an extremely educated guess about how the final fight for Westeros will go down?
Production for season eight begins in October, but the world has yet to learn when any of these episodes will air.