There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the scripts of season 8 for "Game of Thrones." Such concerns have arisen following Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s comments. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama and has hinted that even the actors will not get the script of season 8 for "Game of Thrones." This development has come about thanks to the previous leaks associated with the show.

In August, the public received five episodes of the season from hackers who used the name "Mr. Smith.” This was not the first time that there has been such a leak of some episodes from "Game of Thrones." In November, there was a major leak that led to users on Reddit receiving a glimpse of the plot details before episodes were aired on TV.

Need for more secrecy

The past leaks of plot details for "Game of Thrones" have been embarrassing and adversely affected the show's popularity. According to Coster, who apparently is in the dark about the cast and the scripts for season 8 just like every one of us, the leaks have played an instrumental part in the increasing secrecy surrounding the show.

Coster-Waldau, who appeared on the Skavlan talk show, narrated what used to happen to the scripts in the past. "…after a couple of years, they got paranoid because there were some leaks so we had to get them only in digital form, on a PDF file."

Do Coster’s claims hold water?

Coster pointed out that there is a plan for the cast to use concealed earpieces meant to offer them one line at a time of dialogue during the show. However, such propositions have been flagged by a majority of fans, who say that such a move is practically impossible –especially for a popular show like "Game of Thrones," which needs high production quality.

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The doubt around Coster’s claims heightened following Liam Cunningham’s interview on IGN. Cunningham plays Davos in the show and has hinted that he has all the scripts for the six episodes of season 8 of "Game of Thrones." However, he confessed that there are high-security measures that could help the show avoid more leaks.

“I can’t open them, because of all the security measures,” said Cunningham while speaking to IGN.

While it is not clear which claim is true, what we know is that the public is destined to stay in the dark about season 8 for "Game of Thrones" until it airs. The majority of TV shows are adopting improved security measures for their shows. For instance, the cast of the "Twin Peaks" revival reportedly got censored scripts that only showed their lines and cues.