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Game of Thrones filming multiple endings to avoid spoilers

Game of Thrones will shoot multiple endings for its final season, in order to avoid spoilers being leaked to fans.

The HBO series endured multiple plot leaks and hacks during season 7 of the hit fantasy programme, angering many fans who wanted to watch the epic story unfold on screen.

Now bosses have come up with a way to make sure the secrets of the final series will be kept under wraps by shooting multiple endings, according to The Independent.

Speaking at an event last week, HBO's programming chief Casey Bloys said: "I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they're going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody really know what happens.

"You have to do that on a long show. Because when you're shooting something, people know. So they're going to shoot multiple versions so that there's no real definitive answer until the end."

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Game of Thrones: Series 7 episode 7 - The Dragon and the Wolf (HBO)

Earlier this year, hackers breached HBO’s computer network and leaked scripts from season 7,  while an episode was published online before its air date.

Meanwhile, paparazzi photos have also previously spoiled upcoming plot revelations for fans - most notoriously Jon Snow's supposed death not actually being a permanent fixture in season 6.

Despite the added expense, Game of Thrones bosses have embarked on shooting fake scenes in the past as actor Kit Harington revealed in the run up to the penultimate series.

Game of Thrones is partly filmed in Belfast's Titanic Studios and various locations across Northern Ireland.

The final series will reportedly be going into production later this year.

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