For fans of the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones who prefer not wanting spoilers in their social media, we have some good news for you.
In an attempt to prevent spoilers from leaking out, the film staff on location equipped themselves with drone killers. This was to prevent sneaky onlookers into filming, or even taking a snapshot of the set – which fans can easily use to draw out theories on what happens in the final season of the show.
The Price for Spoilers
The final season of the critically acclaimed series will air April 2019, a long way from now. This is an unprecedented way of preventing spoilers, as the TV show passed over the events from its book origins into new and unexpected grounds. Fans of the show are familiar with spoilers. Over the years book readers have found a way to ruin surprises, twists, and important events on the show using spoilers plastered all over social media.
Now, both book and TV fans of the series are on even ground. With the show passing the events of the books, it is open season for theories, predictions, and speculations on what happens to their favorite characters. The easiest and most prevalent source of leaks, not only in Game of Thrones but in film in general is a snapshot of the set. Here, you can easily surmise the general plot, what is happening, and what the characters are up to.
In fact, a notorious example is the final battle of the 2012 Batman movie Dark Knight Rises. The final battle involved a large set within the city, involving hundreds of stuntmen and actors. Images of the battle leaked online months prior, which killed a ton of suspense for the movie’s hype. Now, having learned the lesson, the folks at Game of Thrones are guarding their sets with top technology.
Game of Thrones a No-Drone-Zone
Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark recently commented on the lengths the staff and crew on location tried to prevent sneak peeks from the public eye. The staff reportedly used drone jammers, similar to what police use in emergency situations. In case of emergency, first responders usually need open skies to facilitate air support. This includes helicopters, planes, and even their own drones. Having a civilian drone flying around can impede the process, as the responders cannot risk colliding with it.
The set for the final season involved a series of drone jammers. This gives a drone-free zone for the crew to work inside of. As of now, the drone jamming seemed to have worked. Not much leaked information is circulating on the internet and in fan circles. If a drone goes within this ‘dome’, it safely drops down and shuts off. So there is really no harm in the drones themselves. The jammers only prevent opportunities for spectators to get aerial shots of the sets.