HBO told Mashable: "We are not in communication with the hacker and we're not going to comment every time a new piece of information is released".
At the Season 7 premiere of "Game of Thrones", Richard Dormer chats with Access Hollywood about filming the scene fans first got a glimpse of in the show's trailer, where his character, Beric Dondarrion, wields a flaming sword. But both season 6 and 7 set new "longest episode ever" records (the upcoming season 7 finale is more than 80 minutes), so it's within reason to expect at least one episode in the final season to do the same.
"I think as a book reader or as someone who watched the series, you would say, 'Oh, that!" "So we got to go back to cash", he said.
Martin already ruled out the possibility of a show about Robert's Rebellion-and such a show would have broken the "no characters from Game of Thrones" rule many times over- but that still leaves us plenty of options to chose from.
HBO has been dealing with anonymous hackers who claim to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data - including emails, show scripts and unaired episodes of hit series such as Game of Thrones, Ballers and Room 104 - from the company's servers and have threatened to release it if their ransom demands are not met. "Be ready for GOT S7 E6 &E7 as soon as possible", Mashable quoted the hackers as having conveyed. "That's a game we're not going to participate in".
The monumental battle, connected with the arrival of winter to Westeros has been a topic of discussion on "Game of Thrones" since Season One, and tonight the literal fight begins in an episode titled, "Beyond the Wall".