The highly anticipated Game of Thrones Season 5 is set to premiere in 170 countries today. Now it appears that the first four episodes leaked online.
The medieval-flavored saga of blood, sex and treason returns once more to your TV screens today. Game of Thrones season 5 is premiering, but reportedly the first four episodes of season 5 have leaked onto Torrent in the past hours.
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The fact that the show’s last season was the most pirated season this year and the last pushed HBO’s hand into premiering the show in 170 countries. Both the facts, of being the most pirated show and having such an extensive premiere are proof of the show’s success and following.
While pirating aired shows is one thing, leaking shows ahead of their official release times could potentially spoil the Game of Thrones season for many. Someone will always download and watch the leaked episodes and spread the word online. The only safe way for Game of Thrones fans to avoid spoilers would be to stay offline for the next weeks.
According to Mashable the leaked episode have a 480p format (standard TV) and are part of screeners HBO sent to select TV Show reviewers around the world. HBO already knew this could happen. A week ago Game of Thrones producer in charge of post-production for GoT said in an interview with the Denver Post: "The cast is looping all over the world, sending files back and forth. Artists are working in special-effects houses all over the world. The files are watermarked, and editors have to confirm in writing that they've deleted them."
He got it wrong though. The leak comes from a reviewer and not out of the production process.
The links to the leaked Game of Thrones Season 5 episodes are shared already widely on social media. There are though many fake and spam links mixed in. We anyway recommend to stay away from downloading these low quality episodes and wait for the official releases. After all Game of Thrones is one of the biggest TV events in a while, one must not spoil that. Cord cutters also have no excuse anymore, at least in the United States. The HBO Now streaming service is going to broadcast Game of Thrones Season 5 at the same time as on cable TV.
The four leaked Game of Thrones Season 5 episodes are:Episode 1: The Wars To Come
Episode 2: The House of Black and White
Episode 3: High Sparrow
Episode 4: The Sons of The Harpy
Season 5 of GoT contains 8 episodes. We assume HBO has not sent out all episodes to reviewers yet. If they did they have a big problem. If not than they have a chance to change procedures on how to release screeners.
The anticipation is running higher however for what is in store for the next season. Adapted from the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is a familial feud among noble families who covet the Iron Throne in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the creators of the show spilled some detail about where the story might lead. According to what they have reported, the show till now has been going on in their own parts of the world, form east to west, each fighting their own fight. That is about to come to an end with this season and it will be the start of bigger things like the factions coming together for a bigger war for authority.
Most of the media sources have had their experts make predictions for the show, round up the deaths on the show for the past whole seasons. GoT is surprisingly the second show behind Spartans to have the highest death rate.
The set locations in Croatia, Spain and Ireland revealed that half the Alcazar palace in Seville were closed of to public viewing while the show was in production and Queen Elizabeth II toured the Belfast studios where interior scenes are shot in June so it’s going to be bigger, better and bloodier for sure.
Benioff suggested that parts of the story will be horror in true sense. The characters after going under rigorous ordeals are not over yet with their lives. Jon Snow played by Kit Harrington will be prominent this year. The dragons of blonde warrior queen Daenerys, portrayed by Emilia Clarke, will grow in strength, while the diminutive Tyrion sports facial hair.
All that and more as seen in spoilers and sneak peeks is enough for the fans to even wake up at 4 in the morning to catch the premiere of the season 5 of Game of Thrones.