Game of Thrones season 8: Forget what you've heard

Watch: Game of Thrones cast 'will not be given scripts' for eighth season

With the final season (slowly) approaching, Jaime Lannister actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has confirmed that unprecedented measures will be put in place to keep the show's spoilers tightly under wraps.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama, has claimed the actors are "not even going to get the script" ahead of filming, in an attempt to clamp down on the the plot leaks that have blighted the show in recent months.

When it comes to Game of Thrones, HBO has been about as leak-proof as a sieve, but it seems that the network is going to extreme lengths to keep the secrets of its highest-rated show's final season from hitting the web. There are rumours that multiple endings for the show are going to be shot so no one really knows what's going to happen, there are also whisperings that entire fake scenes are going to be filmed to throw paparazzi off the scent.

Speaking on the Scandinavian chat show "Skavlan", Coster-Waldau revealed the unprecedented measures now being implemented to plug any leaks of top-secret story details. Consequently, the actors have not received the usual hard-copy scripts yet.

As the show has become more popular, the cast have gotten their scripts first in the traditional print form, then digital files, and then via verified emails. That's understandable, given that HBO had to deal with stolen season 7 files. The hackers also demanded a ransom of seven digit amount to prevent the data leak.

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"[After] the hack happened, we're not even going to get the script".

According to Coster-Waldau, security for this final "Game of Thrones" season is the tightest yet.

Game of Thrones is expected to return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2017.

Actors are actually equipped with earpieces in each scene and they're given their dialogues line by line.

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