Yikes. Chalk up an L for another foreign branch of HBO.
A couple of weeks after HBO India got hacked for episode 4, “The Spoils of War”, HBO Spain appears to have accidentally aired the latest episode in the middle of the night, leading to leaks and spoilers all over the web.
While it’s another embarrassing mistake from HBO during their biggest show’s penultimate season, in the end, it won’t make a difference, as this week’s episode is poised to shatter previous records set by the show. After all, episode 4, “The Spoils of War” leaked and still set all sorts of records.
No doubt that this episode will, too.
via The Verge:
An unaired episode of Game of Thrones has appeared on the internet this morning. Episode six, due to be aired on Sunday, appeared first on file sharing sites and a Reddit post. Reddit users spotted that the episode was accidentally aired by HBO Nordic in Spain for an hour before it was removed. The episode six appearance follows a similar leak of episode four around two weeks ago.
The previous leak was related to a distribution partner in India, and HBO has confirmed to The Verge that the company accidentally posted it on its own platforms. “We have learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO España platforms,” says a HBO spokesperson. “The error appears to have originated with a third-party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized. This is not connected to the recent cyber incident at HBO in the US.”
While the title of this weekend’s episode has yet to be officially released (rumors suggest it’s titled ‘Death is the Enemy’), whatever it’s called, it’s shaping up to be the most epic episode of the show to date.
If, for whatever reason, you’re looking for spoilers and plot details for the upcoming episode, you can find those here: