The second episode of popular show Game of Thrones Season 8 got leaked online ahead of its Sunday night scheduled broadcast time on HBO.Only last week, the first episode had leaked hours before its official schedule.
Users who were catching up on last week’s first episode, titled Winterfell, were surprised as the next, untitled episode began to stream. The episode was green lit to go live ahead of its broadcast time in Germany on Amazon Prime Video.
The news of the leak began on the Game of Thrones Reddit and spread over to Twitter as users pointed out that the second episode was streaming much earlier than its scheduled release on Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
The leaked footage was first posted online on website Openload, but was later taken down. By then, the details had already flooded the internet, reported Variety.com. According to reports, GOT Season 8 Episode 2 was leaked on tamilrockers too.
Some fans were excited to get first access while others were wondering if they should watch the leaked content or not, and many were plainly disappointed with spoilers from the show.
Representatives from both Amazon Prime and HBO did not respond or make comments about the leak, but the episode leak and loophole was reportedly taken down from Amazon Prime.
Despite online piracy affecting the show, GoT has remained by far the most successful TV show in history, and its popularity has only increased. The series premiere with its first episode of the last season set a multi-platform record with 17.4 million viewers for the HBO show, last week.
Earlier this week, it was also revealed that George RR Martin, the author of show’s source material, had featured an impossible incestuous relationship in the upcoming episodes.
The final season of Game of Thrones airs an episode every Sunday.