Game of Thrones Taking Its Secrecy to a Whole New Level
Game of Thrones will soon be on television with its final season. And ever since we realized that the end is approaching, speculations have been running high. And if we be real, it’s true that we really do not know anything about the upcoming season 8. We are still trying to work our ways around the fate of Jon Snow, Daenerys, Tyrion Lannister and Jaime Lannister from what the stars shared during the filming of the season. Stars on the show, and even former stars know everything that is happening with Game of Thrones. But the show has maintained its secrecy with the fans. And to the extent that even the smallest plot details are unknown to us.
It seems like the secrecy is maintained on purpose. It’s obvious that hiding the details of the greatest secret that Game of Thrones will uncover is not an easy task. But the cast and crew are doing all they can to ensure that nothing gets leaked at all.
How Is Game Of Thrones Keeping The Secrecy?
Game of Thrones has seriously upped their secrecy game. In fact, we didn’t even imagine they would be taking such far-fetched measures. And now the hype for the finale is even more than before.
A few months back, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed that the cast received digital scripts for season 8 only. And these scripts vanish themselves once the scene is done. For those who are having trouble believing it, Sophie Turner also confirmed this. She said that they would get nothing physical, and the scripts were available just for a day before the shoot. And after the recording, they disappeared and could not be accessed at all. While discussing other precautions that Game of Thrones is taking for secrecy this year, Sophie Turner shared that,
The secrecy is crazy. We have a whole different name for it when we’re shooting it. I think this season it was like the Tree of Life or something. The actors’ names are changed on the script and the call sheets. We also have a “drone killer” that shoots down any that fly over the set. I don’t know how it does it. It creates like this field around and the drones just drop. Also, we shoot fake scenes. We got into costume in Croatia because we know the paparazzi lurk around there, so we would spend like half a day doing nothing.
Each of the actors have code names, so nobody really knows who is going to be on the sets or not. Sophie Turner even said that visitors had stickers on their phones so they couldn’t take any pictures. Game of Thrones is also shooting multiple endings. So now that there are numerous different versions of the end available, nobody can be sure as to which one is real. However, many cast members including Coster-Waldau and Maisie Williams believe that this is just overspending the budget.
So, maybe all we can do not is wait for Game of Thrones season 8 to premiere and break open all these plot secrets.