Game Of Thrones Had A Drone Killer To Keep Season 8 Secrets From Leaking Online

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - October 10, 2018

It looks like the creative team behind Game of Thrones is doing everything that it can to keep spoilers from making its way online.

With the fantasy epic’s eighth and final season set to arrive next year, it looks like Game of Thrones’ production team has decided to up their game. Not only did they decide to destroy physical copies of episode scripts, but the team’s also started using a drone killer to shoot down gadgets spying on the production from up the sky.

Sophie Turner opened up about some of the ways that the Game of Thrones team has been trying to keep the final season’s secrets intact during a panel at this year’s New York Comic Con and apparently the team’s been using “drone killers” on set.

“If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly during an interview at the NYCC. “It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.

Game of Thones fans go to great lengths so that they can learn info about upcoming episodes – last year, drone shots from the set of the series showed Deanary’s  (Emilia Clarke) walking along the beachside with Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). It also showed other major and minor scenes, allowing fans to predict what would happen during the seventh season of the series.

Now that the final season of the show’s on the way, it comes as no surprise to see the Game of Thrones production team avoiding mistakes done before. Guess fans will just have to wait like everyone else.

Game of Thrones season 8 is expected to drop during the first half of 2019.

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