HBO Responds To “Thrones” Surprise Coffee Meme

Hbo Responds To Thrones Surprise Coffee Meme

Period dramas along with sci-fi and fantasy series rely on meticulously planned sets and locations filled accurate world-building detail. Throw in something that feels out of place, it can ruin the illusion.

Some eagle-eyed viewers of last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” noticed a Starbucks-esque coffee cup was visible in one of the shots at the beginning of the episode – sitting by actress Emilia Clarke.

Having already exploded into an internet meme, HBO has now released an official statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

It’s expected said cup will be digitally removed from subsequent broadcasts of the episode.