As the world prepares for the arrival of the final six episodes of HBO’s juggernaut fantasy series, Game of Thrones, the entire production team has gone into complete media lockdown as a means of negating modern television’s worst fear. Something that can tank even the greatest show.
Spoilers. Filthy, filthy spoilers. Spoily spoilers that spoil like spoilt fruit, or dare I say it, spoilt milk.
Sadly for showrunners Damien Benioff and D.W. Weiss, and the cast and crew of the HBO programme, a major spoiler has just leaked about the conclusion of the series. A website dedicated exclusively to GoT developments, ‘Ru Paul’s Dragon Race,’ posted a story today claiming that sources close to the writing room have leaked the ending of the series.
The anonymous source is only identified by the public username ‘Yass_Slaay_Kingslayer_06,’ and is responsible for the explosive spoilers.
Shockingly, the series is said to end with the death of George RR Martin, series creator and author of the novels from which the TV show was adapted.
‘His loss will be a long-time coming but pretty consequential for the direction of the series,’ the source wrote.
‘This will be bigger than the Red Wedding, more heartwrenching than the Red Wedding, and more destructive than the Red Wedding… shit, The Rains of Castamere was a good episode.’
‘To be honest, the death of George Rartin Rartin Martin is set to bring the story grinding to a halt.’
In fact, the leak seems to believe that, in what would be an unprecedented ending for a major television series, the death of Martin will precede a sudden and jarring end to Game of Thrones.
No explanation, no resolution – just one death that will end it all.
More to come from this rapidly unspooling spoiler.