AceShowbiz - The second episode of "Game of Thrones" eighth and final season has leaked online, hours before its TV debut.
Eagle-eyed Amazon Prime Video users in Germany noticed the new installment had accidentally been made available for streaming on Sunday, April 21 much earlier than scheduled, and some of the footage was quickly posted to the website Openload.
It was promptly removed, but some spoilers had already been discussed by fans on social media.
It's the second time producers behind the hit fantasy drama series have faced an unexpected leak - four hours before the season premiere on April 14, the highly-anticipated first installment was inadvertently uploaded to U.S. satellite provider DirecTV's digital programming, giving some viewers an early peek at the opening episode.
"Game of Thrones" cast and crewmembers are notorious for keeping plot details under wraps, and the stars were even banned from having paper scripts for the final season, instead having to memorise their lines from iPads.
Reports suggest a number of fake scenes were also shot by show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to keep the ending shrouded in secrecy.
The new episode of "Game of Thrones" airs in the U.S. on Sunday night.