The secrets of the realm must always be protected, which is why Game of Thrones Season 8 filmed fake scenes to mislead spies and sleuths who are after the final season’s secrets.
Director David Nutter confirmed to Huffington Post that he had in fact filmed scenes he knew were fake.
Actress Sophie Turner previously brought up such measures in October, along with on-set “drone killers,” fake script titles, and more.
“Sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things,” Nutter told HuffPo.
“They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set,” he continued. “[The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree, like they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”
Though these lengths sound extreme, Nutter seems confident they’ll be worth it in the end.
“All I know is that David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion, and the audience will be completely satisfied,” he said. “It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”
Game of Thrones returns in spring.