Hey, you, with that piping hot Game of Thrones season six spoiler that you acquired by following the cast into and out of various European airports or flying a drone over the set or holding Kit Harington hostage in your garage and flicking hot oil at him until he revealed exactly what happens to Jon Snow. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have a message for you: Maybe… don’t do that so much?
The showrunning duo talked all things spoilers with Entertainment Weekly, from the lengths to which people have gone to get info (“One guy hiked 18 hours on foot in the middle of Spain’s La Mancha desert to take pictures”), to other things you can do instead of sneaking onto their set to steal info (“Go burgle The Walking Dead“), to their confusion about the general idea of spoiler sites (“It’s like if there was a website called Last Pages of Great Books, would you read that?”). You had me til that last one, guys. Apparently you’ve never put off an entire summer worth of required high school reading and tried to cram four classic novels into the last week of August.
But yes, they are very serious about not letting spoilers leak — to whatever degree possible. This apparently includes not giving screeners of the new episodes to anyone other than the sitting President of the United States. Which, I mean, that’s fair. If you’ve been trusted with the United States’ nuclear launch codes, you can probably — probably — handle a few episodes of a popular television show. But everybody else? I guess you’ll just have to find out what happens from those spoiler sit-… I mean, by watching the show.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)