HBO is taking extreme steps to make sure thieves can’t steal even more episodes from its beloved series Game of Thrones.
According to the most recent reports, HBO won’t allow cast members to see the script unless they have a valid reason for needing to.
This is in contrast to earlier seasons, a time during which the cast were given copies of the scripts to read ahead of time.
HBO has suffered repeated serious leaks that have seen many episodes from the series hit online piracy destinations before airing on HBO.
That is a big problem for the company, which is hoping that fans will sign up for one of its own services to get access to the episodes.
Not only that, but early leaks mean early spoilers, and fans have to be extra careful to avoid them online.