If the press were a character in A Song of Fire and Ice (otherwise known on TV as HBO’s Game of Thrones,) they would definitely be feeling like the character of Jon Snow.
Today, Home Box Office announced that they have no plans to send screeners to the press of this upcoming Season 6 of their hit show, furthering the secrecy of this specific season. Hollywood insiders, press, and anyone else on the usual lists will be left out in the cold (Winter is Coming, you know) and not able to see the episodes until the general public does.
“We’re not sending out press copies this year, anywhere in the world,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said to Entertainment Weekly. “There will be no copies for review.”
As the show moved past the information held in the pages of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy tomes, many fans of both the books and screen have been left wondering just what might happen to some of their favorite characters.
Season 5 of Game of Thrones was hit with piracy in the premiere of its season, in which four episodes hit the net like wildfire, and with the episodes came all of the spoilers, which as most fans of any show know, are detriment to the entertainment they perceive from the program.
We’ll be waiting patiently for the season to start and a little thankful in knowing we won’t be spoiled in the process.