Oops! Game Of Thrones Episodes Leaked Online Before Premiere

Photo: Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO.
Heads are gonna roll/explode/be chopped off over this major boo-boo.

While Game of Thrones premiered its fifth season last night, the first four episodes of the season were already leaked online on Saturday, The New York Post reports.

HBO is pointing the finger at a potential breach within preview screeners issued to members of the media. Episodes are typically given to journalists ahead of their air dates to allow time to write reviews. In this case, it seems that someone took advantage of that privilege. 

“Sadly, it seems the leaked four episodes of the upcoming season of Game of Thrones​ originated from within a group approved by HBO to receive them,” the network revealed in a statement. “We’re actively assessing how this breach occurred."  

The leaked episodes have already had more than one million downloads, according to TorrentFreak. If you fall into this category, do the rest of us by-the-book fans a solid: No spoilers please! 

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