Game of Thrones will shoot multiple versions of its final season to try to avoid leaks.
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said last week:
“I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens.
“You have to do that on a long show. Because when you’re shooting something, people know. So they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that there’s no real definitive answer until the end.”
It’s a strategy employed not just by Reality TV shows, but by dramas including Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and most-famously on Dallas for its Who Shot JR? whodunnit (almost every principal character filmed a shooting scene with Larry Hagman).
“Finales are tough,” Bloys continued. “If you think about, Six Feet Under, well that was a pretty good finale. But if you think about Seinfeld, if you think about The Sopranos, if you think about Breaking Bad. Everybody has an opinion about how a show should end.”
Production on the six Game of Thrones episodes in the final season will begin in October and could continue until as late as August 2018, according reports. That could mean the season might not start until 2019.
HBO is yet to announce a date for Season 8.
Source: The Morning Call