Disconnect your phones. Lock your doors. Turn off your internet (after reading this page, and preferably the rest of RadioTimes.com): episode six of Game of Thrones appears to have leaked and there’s a Mountain of spoilers circulating online.
And it seems it’s all thanks to HBO Spain, who according to viewers there accidentally aired episode six not five of the fantasy drama this week, even posting the episode online for an hour before removing. And since the internet moves faster than Jon Snow through Westeros recently, screenshots and spoilers of the episode have since been posted all over Reddit.
Next Game of Thrones episode mistakenly aired by HBO Spain https://t.co/g6GpLN0icJ
worst den d actual leak loosing all the excitement
— Dr. Aditya Mahajan (@adityasmahajan) August 16, 2017
Although HBO told Insider they have no knowledge of a leak, unofficial fan site Watchers on the Wall warned fans to tread carefully.
Yes, Episode 6 of #GameofThrones has leaked, thanks to HBOSpain. Please use caution on social media- spoilers/images are popping up already.
— Watchers on the Wall (@WatchersOTWall) August 16, 2017
Obviously this isn’t the first time HBO has struggled with the problem of episodes getting out early.
And HBO has also been under attack by hackers who stole 1.5 terabytes of data from the broadcaster, including unaired Game of Thrones scripts.
But an official subsidiary of HBO themselves leaking an episode is certainly new.
You had one job HBO Spain. One job!
— Neema (@eklaieklaii) August 16, 2017
— Karolina Molina (@KarolinaVega) 16 August 2017