After Showtime did it with “Twin Peaks,” HBO is following suit and has opted not to hand out advanced copies of episodes from the seventh season of “Game of Thrones”.
The decision is understandable. Screener episodes from the sixth season were leaked online early, causing a huge ruckus. With the audience for the series pretty much locked in by this point, the lack of early screeners shouldn’t do any harm whatsoever to the series going forward.
The news hits as a post on Reddit has included a preview of the upcoming issue of Empire which suggests a potentially major spoiler involving one of the key characters. Click at your own risk
“Game of Thrones” returns Sunday, July 16th on HBO.