HBO Blunder: Another “Games of Thrones” Episode Leaks Ahead of the Air Date

August 17, 2017

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The episode is titled "Death Is the Enemy," and it’s set to air this coming Sunday. It was mistakenly made available Tuesday in Spain and in Nordic countries, through HBO’s on-demand service.

HBO Europe said, “The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized.” But the damage was done — bootleg footage of the episode has appeared online and on social media.

The leak was not related to the HBO hack earlier this month, where hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data, including episodes of other HBO shows. Mashable reported yesterday that those hackers released new files relating to “Game of Thrones” and other HBO series, including production diaries and shooting locations, but no new episodes of the fantasy series. NYDailyNews