One thing that Game of Thrones fans both love and hate is spoilers. Over the years, the cast and crew have had to go to tremendous lengths to maintain the show's many secrets and keep the Internet completely spoiler-free. In an age when every phone has a camera and drones are readily available for anyone, complete secrecy has become an increasingly difficult thing to achieve and requires innovative strategies.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed one of the more creative methods with which the show was able to ensure its secrets were kept. On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actor revealed the cast was sent scripts through an app called Synchronize. "You download the app, the scripts come, and when you finished them they would magically disappear" he explained, adding, "the scripts don’t exist. You couldn’t do screenshots either."
Aside from details alleged to have been taken from the scripts for Season 8, so far, it seems the method has proven effective. It certainly seems to have prevented accidental leaks from actors posting photos on Instagram, which was the case with Elie Haddad and a script from Season 6, which was unintentionally revealed to fans in 2015 ahead of the premiere. Thankfully, despite what fans were able to piece together, the page revealed no telling details.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones premieres April 14. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.