Its cinematic range has revolutionised 21st century television, but a misplaced cup appeared to undermine the credibility of Game of Thrones on Sunday evening.
And fans were spitting their cocoa after spotting what appeared to be a takeaway coffee cup in Winterfell’s Great Hall as Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and the united army of Wildlings, Unsullied and Dothraki warriors basked in their victory over the Night King.
Following the uproar HBO, the network that presents the cult show, has made a statement that pokes fun out of the mishap.
One shot or two? Its cinematic range has revolutionised 21st century television, but a misplaced cup appeared to undermine the credibility of Game of Thrones on Sunday evening
According to Complex, the official statement read: ‘The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.’
The Bernie Caulfield, the executive producer of the series also apologised for the gaff to WYNC and admitted that the coffee cup was a mistake.
She told the outlet: ‘Our on-set prop people and decorators are so on it one thousand percent.’
‘I just honestly can’t, I’m like, is that really? Because nowadays you can’t believe what you see because people can put things into a photo that really doesn’t exist. But I guess maybe it was there, I’m not sure. But, yeah. We’re sorry.’
The apology comes after the offending cup appeared on one of the hall’s long trestle-tables during the start of the episode.
But the gaffe was not lost on eagle-eyed viewers, who promptly expressed their disbelief on social media.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘So this is where we’re at now! A Starbucks cup!’
Is that from Starkbucks? Fans were left spitting their cocoa after spotting what appeared to be a takeaway coffee cup in Winterfell’s Great Hall
Breathing fire: Many viewers took to Twitter after noticing the unfortunate blunder on Sunday evening’s show
While another joked: ‘If that’s Dany’s Starbucks coffee I feel bad for the barista who has to write her name on the cup…. hand must be cramping.’
‘I missed the story arc where dany discovers pumpkin spice lattes,’ wrote a third.
Another fan dismissed claims that the cup had been Photoshopped onto the scene for comical effect, writing: ‘It isn’t I just rewatched the scene on hbo now is that a candle or something wtf.’ (sic)
Twitter is coming: The comments were inevitably followed by a flurry of hilarious memes
Cafe King: More used to a horn of ale than a coconut cappuccino, Jon and Daenerys appeared oblivious to the offending cup
Banter: The tweets flooded in after the scene aired, with many fans seeing the funny side
The blunder comes as season eight gears up for a dramatic climax at Kings Landing over the course of its final two episodes.
With the dust settling on episode three’s epic battle of Winterfell, during which a number of key characters were killed off, fans were left reeling by the brutal deaths of dragon Rhaegal and Daenerys’ loyal servant Missandei on Sunday evening.
The show concludes on May 19.
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