(Disclaimer: TheWrap has not included any spoilers for the second episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 8 in this post and will hold all episodic coverage until after the show airs in its scheduled 9 p.m. ET slot on HBO)
Welp, winter has come early — yet again.
The second episode of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” was released on Amazon Prime Video in Germany hours ahead of its scheduled 9 p.m. ET airing tonight on HBO.
See a tweet referencing the leak below.
— Vladimir (@Bladimir_____) April 21, 2019
“We regret that for a short time Amazon customers in Germany were able to access episode 2 of season 8 of Game of Thrones,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap later Sunday. “This was an error and has been rectified.”
When reached by TheWrap for comment, representatives for HBO directed us to Amazon’s statement.
TheWrap confirmed that in the time it took Amazon Prime Video in Germany to remove Episode 802, it was illegally uploaded to several websites, though it has been removed from some.
This marks the second “Game of Thrones” episode leak in just over a week, as the eighth and final season’s premiere was available on DirecTV Now four hours ahead of its scheduled 9 p.m. ET airing last Sunday.
“Apparently our system was as excited as we are for ‘Game of Thrones’ tonight and gave a few DIRECTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake,” a spokesperson for AT&T said in a statement to TheWrap at the time. “When we became aware of the error, we immediately fixed it and we look forward to tuning in this evening.”
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.