Game of Thrones Season 8 to Start Filming in October

Posted August 21, 2017

Despite some suggestions from George RR Martin that neither Robert's Rebellion or Dunk And Egg would be the subject of the hotly anticipated Game Of Thrones spin-off series, there's some new suggestion now that those story premise will actually be familiar to fans of both the books and the TV show.

According to Mashable, the hackers who were responsible for the original HBO hacking - in which 1.5 terabytes of data was stolen, including closely guarded GOT scripts - have now revealed even more info.

Episode 4 of the ongoing seventh season of the hit fantasy series was leaked online by individuals associated with HBO's Indian streaming partner, Hotstar. "Mr Smith" has given Mashable the credentials to access for almost every HBO social media account. The group which goes by the name "Mr. Smith" claims that they easily breached the security of several HBO platforms already and now they are threatening the makers of leaking the finale episode. "Be ready for GOT S7 E6 &E7 as soon as possible", Mashable quoted the hackers as having conveyed. In fact, despite those issues, Game of Thrones continues to set ratings records this season.

For example, in season four, Arya Stark and the Hound start out in the Riverlands and don't get to the Vale until the final episodes.

HBO hired five writers to work on five separate shows, all of which have been confirmed as prequels to the current "Game of Thrones" timeline.

The fifth episode of season seven was watched by 10.7 million viewers, which surpassed the 10.2 million viewers of the previous episode "The Spoils of War" and also beat out the 10.1 million viewers that tuned in to watch the season seven premiere, "Dragonstone".