The most recent season of HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" was deluged with hacks and then online leaks, revealing crucial much-anticipated plot lines.
Now it appears as if the producers have had enough: Going into the eighth and final season, they'll be taking no chances, stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Liam Cunningham say, per The Daily Mail.
Coster-Waldau, now known worldwide for portraying antihero Jaime Lannister, told a chat show in Skavlan that things are in fact being done to prevent another similar situation, according to the AP.
In past pre-hack seasons, the actors were given their scripts on paper and then digitally — until the files were stolen, that is. The hackers threatened to release details to a legion of fans on the Internet and demanded a ransom unless HBO payed up.
Coster-Waldau, 47, now hints at the possibility of doing away with scripts altogether and suggests that dialogue could be fed to the cast via earpieces.
"We're not even going to get the script," he reportedly said.
Cunningham, 56, who plays former smuggler turned Jon Snow's right-hand man, Davos Seaworth, reportedly also confirmed this serious rise in security measures.
"I got them all," Cunningham explained to Metro about the digital scripts. He then went on to explain how he can't even open them yet or leave the shooting offices with them. "I can't open them because of all the security, and I can't walk it out."
It's reported that nobody is allowed to carry the script beyond the walls of the Belfast filming offices.
The Daily Mail also reports that there is one other production challenge facing the famed fantasy show before the next season — the pending nuptials of star Kit Harrington and former co-start Rose Leslie. Their wedding might delay the actor's availability to shoot.
Per the Daily Mail, Harrington told talk show host Jonathan Ross that he expects some time off to get married.
"I rang [the producer] up and I said, 'I'm getting married and it's your fault, actually,'" he quipped. He then added, "'I was like, 'You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way. [The cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.'"
With so much drama going on, it appears that "Game of Thrones" has a little bit more to worry about in the series finale than the Knight King and the army of the dead!