With only three episodes remaining in the final season, it isn’t clear if the video is from Sunday’s episode or part of a future one. This is the latest in a string of leaks: Prior to last week’s episode, leaked stills showed what would take place during the Battle for Winterfell.
Before that, the first episode of Season 8 was released on DirecTV Now four hours before airtime. The second episode also arrived early via Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
Though the season is halfway done, Game of Thones' showrunners might have another chance to figure how to stop leaks through a planned extended universe. George R.R. Martin confirmed on Saturday that there were Westeros-related spinoffs in the works. Still, he warned audiences to take GoT news reports with a grain of salt.
“[D]on’t believe everything you read. Internet reports are notoriously unreliable,” Martin wrote. “We have had five different GAME OF THRONES successor shows in development (I mislike the term 'spinoffs') at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely.”