‘Game of Thrones’ S8 Ep-2 Leaks Online Hours Before HBO Airing
The second episode of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" was leaked on the internet ahead of its scheduled broadcast time on HBO on Sunday, 21 April.
According to The Wrap, fans of the epic fantasy series alerted on social media about the leak, claiming that the to-be-aired episode was released early via Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
The show, whose first episode of the eighth season premiered last week, airs on HBO at 9 pm Eastern Time, (Monday, 6:30 am, Indian Standard Time).
Some GoT fans took to social media to respond to the leak.
"You can legally watch leaked episode on Amazon in Germany #GameofThrones," a user wrote on Twitter.
"This time it (episode leak) was faster than I thought it'd be,” said another user.
While some GoT fans expressed their disappointment at the “lax security” measures, few others sought the leak of the third episode.
A German Reddit user posted, "Why can I see the second Episode yet (sic)?!"
The post also featured a screenshot from Amazon Prime in Germany that showed the opening titles of the show, captioned: "Game of Thrones, Staffel 8 [dt./OV] Folge 2" or season eight, episode two.
The publication also confirmed that the second episode was, in fact, released early, adding that it could be viewed after clicking on an attached link.
Representatives for HBO and Amazon Prime Video did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
This is a second leak of the show after the highly-anticipated opening episode of the final season landed on DirecTV Now, four hours ahead of its premiere time last week.
(With inputs from PTI)