The Season 6 Episode 5 of Game of Thrones has leaked online a day before its official premiere. The leak reportedly comes from HBO Nordic where the show was made available a day early, and since then it’s been widely shared on various pirate sites.More than twenty-four hours before its official premiere, the fifth episode of the latest Game of Thrones season is already widely available on torrent and streaming sites.
According reports from several viewers, HBO Nordic accidentally made the episode available on its site a few hours ago.
“It’s online right now, if you want to go and watch it, but they might remove it soon. Someone probably messed up by putting it there,” Reddit user Ozires writes
After this it didn’t take long before someone ripped the show, and soon after many links to pirated copies started to appear.
TorrentFreak can confirm that the leak is indeed legitimate. The quality of the pirated copy we’ve seen is rather low (update below), but nonetheless it’s receiving a lot of attention from Game of Thrones fans.
It’s rather ironic that HBO itself appears to be the source for this leak. The company decided to stop releasing promotional screeners this year, fearing that outsiders would leak them. Perhaps the company should take a good look at its internal policies as well.