HBO is not Streaming Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes in Advance
HBO has released Game of Thrones Season 8 recent trailer and it has made everyone crazy. They know what they are doing when they have successfully made the most badass character in the show run for her life in the initial 10 seconds of the trailer. However, HBO has pulled a dagger in the heart when it said that it won’t telecast/stream any of the episodes in advance taking the opportunity of the TV critics from reviewing the season. As the screeners are off, all of us have to watch the final season when it is only aired, according to the gossips by the Entertainment Weekly. Honestly, this is not anything surprising as it has been the same way for the last two seasons. HBO has adapted the policy for the past two season when it has stopped sending the episodes to the critics beforehand. Every reviewer around the world has to wait till the show actually is telecasted on the channel. However, as it is the final season most of the fans are hoping to know tiny yet important details about the season but got disappointed with this news.
We all know that the makers of the TV shows usually send their episodes to the critics before the show is actually aired as a famous marketing strategy. All the reviews are disposed earlier to create the buzz among the audience. The Game of Thrones makers have discontinued this tradition after Season 5 as they came to know that the show doesn’t need any kind of promotion with it being a brand itself. It is also because the first four episodes of the Season 5 has been leaked before, the makers were disappointed. The leaker was not any critic but HBO has learnt its lesson in not mailing the episodes to various critics across different lands and stopped the process because they don’t want any spoilers to reach out before the show!
Fans across the world from various countries have grown eager about the show because of its wide story and beyond imagination spectacles. The thirst has been growing more and more when a hacker from a distant land has tried to infiltrate the official HBO website in order to get some spoilers of the Season 7. His intention was to get hold of the script or certain episodes. The hacker who later was known to be an Iranian has been handed over to the authorities for his crime in the United States. This incident has forced the HBO and pushed them into a high alert zone. During the telecast of season 8, they have made sure to have top notch security involved with high technologies. They have the single aim of preventing all kinds of spoilers from going out. One of the measures include a device which kills the drones that can fly in the area of the shooting as they attempt to take spoiler images. Sophie Turner, the Sansa Stark of the show has spoken about the spoilers as she revealed this thing to us.
“If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones which is really cool. It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.”
Despite their decision of not sending any kind of screeners out side, HBO is likely to announce the official release while hosing a premiere screening on a red carpet. This event will have all the important people in and around the nation with major media members where they are given a chance to watch the show before hand. This is not going to help the fans in anyway since the people who see the show in advance will have their reviews stopped until HBO officially releases Game of Thrones S08E01 officially on April 14th, 2019. When the final season is finally aired, it will be again be the pop culture phenomenon as it has been and we will finally know who will sit on the Iron Throne forever and who will survive the White Walker army invasion. For now, we know that the runtimes that are released where the first and second episodes will have 54 and 58 minute runtime. I know it is unfair on the part of HBO to do something like that but what can they do given the image!