As soon as "Game of Thrones" season 7 ended, millions of fans searched for spoilers about the next season of the show. At the moment, the richest material appears to consist of a few posts which are often presented as based on Season 8 Leaked scripts. The problem is many fans believe that those spoilers are fake, and they have some very good reasons to consider those "scripts" as fan fiction.

Why the leaked scripts could be real

The leaked season 8 scripts appeared online in the same period in which HBO suffered the cyber attack. According to what the network stated in July, the season 8 scripts were actually finished, and therefore it's not impossible that someone really read them.

Why the scripts are likely to be fake

The most popular season 8 script outlines posted online can be found on Reddit and many other websites and forums. Many Reddit users believe that the leaked scripts are fake. According to the leaked plotline, in the first episode of "Game of Thrones" season 8, Theon Greyjoy is located in Winterfell, but we all know that he's going to look for her sister, Yara, who is with Euron Greyjoy. Why would Theon change his mind and go to Winterfell? That makes no sense at all.

Many other details apparently confirm that these spoilers aren't legit. Nonetheless, be careful: from this point potential spoilers on "Game of Thrones" season 8 may follow.

The season 8 episode 1 script reads: "Cersei orders the commander-in-chief [of the Golden Company] to take Storm’s End and to have the army gathered in the fortress." The leader of the Golden Company is mentioned more than once in the leaked material, but if he's a new, relevant character of the show, why he doesn't even have a name?

Moreover, who wrote the spoilers confused Eastwatch and Castle Black at the very beginning of the script. Not to mention that according to the leaked material, the first scene of the next season is far from being realistic. According to the leaked outline, the Night King will attack Castle Black after having destroyed a portion of the Wall near Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.

But why would he do that? His army already passed the Wall during the last seconds of "Game of Thrones" season 7 finale.

The scripts also state that snow falls in King's Landing for the first time in season 8 episode 2, but we know it already happened in the last episode of season 7.

Our opinion

Although we cannot be 100% sure, we think that those scripts are likely to be fake.