Forget flying dragons, HBO’s fantasy mega-hit is turning into a “Game of Drones.”
“Game of Thrones” star Liam Cunningham is fed up with fans trying to uncover spoilers about the drama’s upcoming seventh season.
In an interview for RTE’s “The Works Presents,” Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth on the series, slammed viewers who have started flying drones over the set in attempts to secretly record the filming, dubbing them “low-lifers.”
“In Spain, we were being live-streamed while we were filming, from drones,” he continued. “Everything we’ve done has been infiltrated, which is terrible.”
In the interview, which aired on Tuesday, Cunningham explained that the slow drip of spoilers and leaks ruins the fun of watching and experiencing the show once it’s presented as a finished product.
“I’ve seen these cynical critics go, ‘Oh my God, did you see that last week?’ and suddenly the inner child comes out in them because they’ve been outwitted, and they love it,” he said. “It’s what we pay for. I like it as well, when I am reading the scripts I go, ‘Oh you’ve gotta be s—-ing me,’ and I love that.”
Spoiler-seeking drones have become an increasingly common issue for movies and TV shows.
Last year, footage of the “Wonder Woman” set was captured by an Italian drone and uploaded online. And “The Walking Dead” had to work overtime to prevent fans from spoiling the identity of Negan’s victim ahead of the Season 7 premiere.
“Game of Thrones” will have to fight back against spoilers a little bit longer this year, as Season 7 won’t premiere until July 16. HBO pushed the show back into the summer in order to accommodate the show’s shooting schedule and new winter setting.
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