‘Game of Thrones’ Star Is Certain That HBO Leaked Season 5 Episodes Themselves
In a recent interview with StarTrek.com, actor Alexander Siddig, who played the part of Prince Doran Martell in seasons 5 and 6 of Game Of Thrones, talked about the leaking of former episodes, and how HBO might’ve had a hand in leaking them.
The former ruler of Dorne opened up regarding the intense secrecy surrounding the show; suggesting the network actively sends out misinformation in order to misdirect fans. Some of you probably remember the first episodes of season 5 being leaked out, mere days before their actual release; most thought hackers were behind it or that HBO stemmed them from a preview screener, but according to Alexander there might be more to that than we realize.
He told StarTrek.com:
“…secrecy is kind of understandable, but also there is an element of hype about it that makes it… the more secretive it is, the more special it is. And certainly Game of Thrones plays that. They misinform the crowd and they give them tidbits to send them in wrong directions. So, for example, last season, I believe that the first few episodes were stolen and downloaded online, and everybody got to see them before the show actually aired, and everybody was furious at HBO and whatnot. I don’t know if you remember.I am almost positive that those four episodes were leaked by HBO themselves. So there is an enormous amount of spin going on. I can’t tell you that for sure; that’s just my opinion, but it’s games; everybody’s playing these games.”