Fans have reacted angrily to a series of Game of Thrones posters that appeared in New York this week.
The posters, displayed ahead of the release of Season 8 next year, show spoilers from previous seasons including the deaths of several major characters from the Emmy Award-winning HBO show.
An image with the posters appeared on Reddit and was swiftly followed by criticism from fans who are not yet up to date with seasons 1-7.
One user wrote: “I kind of can’t believe they’re spoiling some of the main events from each season with these posters…I get that they’re mainly for show watchers that have seen it all already, but don’t you think they’d take into account the hundreds of thousands of people who will see these that haven’t seen the show yet?”
A second commented: “I have some good friends who are only in the first two-four seasons and loving it so far…This is really dumb by HBO. Could easily choose less spoilery pictures.”
Another fan added: “I agree, I’m appalled that they would ruin big scenes for new watchers. What a shame.”
Meanwhile, the writer of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, has recently revealed that he is working on several new projects for HBO including a prequel to Game of Thrones as well as “a couple of other projects for HBO.”
In a new interview with The Guardian, Martin said that as well as working with HBO on the five different Game of Thrones prequels, he is developing “a couple of other shows for HBO” adding that he “can’t talk about them yet.” Martin is additionally working as an executive producer on Who Fears Death and the superhero series Wild Cards.
Speaking about all the varying projects, Martin said: “It’s all fun, but there are days when I feel a little dizzy. It’s a good problem to have.”