‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Won’t Get Scripts for Final Season, Says Star

Actors will be fed lines via earpieces in wake of hack, according to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Last Updated: October 13, 2017 @ 2:25 PM

“Game of Thrones” is going to great lengths to protect leaks for its upcoming eighth and final season.

Following the HBO hack earlier this year, the cast will not receive scripts and will instead wear earpieces and listen to the lines that they are to deliver, according to cast member Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister).

“We’re not even going to get the script,” he said on Scandinavian show “Skavlan.”

Coster-Waldau explained that the actors in the first few seasons would typically receive a hard copy of scripts before shooting episodes. In more recent seasons, scripts were made available on digital files.

The show has gotten even tighter with plot details in light of hackers breaching HBO’s system this year and demanding a seven-figure ransom to prevent data leaks.

HBO did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The network has not yet announced a Season 8 premiere date.


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