A YouTuber and Redditor, who has leaked plotlines of the show before, reportedly posted details of the Season 8 premiere in a YouTube video. According to Newsweek, "while no clips from the series were posted, the user allegedly shared a video on YouTube, describing in great detail the chain of events in the Season 8 premiere episode. The video was quickly removed, and in a post on the Reddit community 'Free Folk,' the user wrote he was facing a 'copyright infringement claim' from the network. Nonetheless, he still wrote out details he initially shared in the YouTube video." HBO reps told Newsweek the network “does not publicly discuss our anti-piracy efforts."