The popular HBO TV series, “Game of Thrones,” had been going through a crisis before the first episode of Season 7 aired. Many fans knew what to expect beforehand due to someone leaking the script for all seven episodes.

As the months went by, fans were wondering if the alleged leaked script was real. Now, with three episodes aired, it’s clear the information is real, and HBO is finally ready to talk about it. The company announced that the script for “Game of Thrones” had leaked to the web in its entirety.

Hackers are to blame

According to the company, it experienced a cyber incident which resulted in many of its proprietary information being stolen.

Right away HBO opened an investigation into the matter by getting law enforcement and cyber security firms involved.

Interestingly enough, hackers claim to have grabbed 1.2 terabytes of information and is threatening to post them online. So far, the script for “Game of ThronesSeason 7 is already on the web, along with episodes of “Ballers” and “Room 104.”

This is a massive blow to HBO as the company moves to compete with several enterprises in the streaming market. The likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video are a threat, especially with Netflix spending big on original programming.

HBO having the script of its most popular show leaked to the web could cause for less viewership. Then again, if the script is exciting, then fans would likely tune in to see it all in action.

This means, the leaked script could hugely benefit HBO, but that doesn’t mean hackers should be commended.

What they did was illegal, and because of that, they should face the full force of the law.

What’s next for HBO and ‘Game of Thrones’

Episode 4 of “Game of Thrones” is currently the hot topic. The entire script is running rampant on the web.

Anyone who has read the script will know everything that will happen in next week’s episode. So far, the script claims the Dragon Queen will launch a surprise attack on Jamie Lannister and his troops.

In the previous episode, Jamie attacked Highgarden in a bid to take all the gold to repay the Iron Bank. Additionally, Jamie chose to leave Casterly Rock behind, but he did so knowing that the Dragon Queen army would launch an attack there.

Unfortunately, he did not expect a future attack from the Dothraki and a full-grown dragon so soon. In fact, the script claims the battle will at least run for the majority of the episode, and Jamie will come close to dying. He survives due to Bronn being there.