3:56pm PT by Lauren Huff
'Game of Thrones' Final Season's Second Episode Leaks Early Online
For the second week in a row, the latest episode of Game of Thrones has debuted early for some viewers.
According to some Reddit and Twitter users, the second episode of the eighth and final season of the HBO show premiered on Amazon Prime Video in Germany.
— Vladimir (@Bladimir_____) April 21, 2019
An Amazon spokesperson on Sunday confirmed the leak to The Hollywood Reporter.
"We regret that for a short time Amazon customers in Germany were able to access episode 2 of season 8 of Game of Thrones. This was an error and has been rectified," the spokesperson said.
THR also has reached out to HBO for comment.
Hours before the season's premiere on April 14, the first episode was live for some users on DirecTV Now, before it was taken down.
"Apparently our system was as excited as we are for Game of Thrones tonight and gave a few DirecTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake. When we became aware of the error, we immediately fixed it and we look forward to tuning in this evening," a rep for AT&T said at the time.
Despite the brief leak, the first episode of Thrones' last season debuted to a massive audience of 17.4 million viewers, besting the show's previous record by about 500,000.
The second episode, which is set to air Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO, was directed by David Nutter and written by Bryan Cogman. It has a runtime of 58 minutes.