Accidentally stumbling across a Game of Thrones spoiler is one of the worst things to experience for fans of the show – which is why one insurance company is now offering the UK’s first ever ‘spoiler insurance policy’.
Last month, Endsleigh Insurance Services announced the launch of its new ‘Spoiler Cover’ allowing fans to claim financial compensation for plotlines ruined by friends, family or social media.
The show’s finale, which was expected to be watched by over a billion people across the world, aired on HBO in America last night May – a whole 19 hours before UK fans will get to watch on Sky Atlantic at 9pm tonight, Monday 20 May.
The difference in time provides numerous opportunities for plot leaks, certain to ruin the long-awaited finale for Game of Thrones fans all across the country.
The bizarre new policy will help appease disgruntled fans, by offering financial compensation up to the value of £100 per person for anyone who has their viewing experience tarnished by a spoiler or plot reveal.
Claimants will also receive a consolatory NOW TV pass, meaning they can re-live all eight series of the popular programme to help soften the blow.
Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows of the last decade and the finale promises to bring in some of the largest audiences on record.
“With the show historically airing on US screens ahead of the UK, spoilers have always been an issue – so we wanted to address that head on with the first ever spoiler insurance policy, that will offer financial compensation for anyone whose day is ruined by an unwanted plot reveal.
“Whether it’s a colleague at work who has stayed up and streamed the show at 2am, or a rogue news article giving away the story on social media – our Spoiler Cover will help provide consolation for fans who have had the ending revealed prematurely.”
“This is the first time we’ve launched a spoiler insurance offering, but if we receive a good response then we might even roll the policy out for other popular TV shows – next up, Love Island!”