It appears someone may have been enjoying a tall Starbucks latte while filming the most recently aired episode of Game of Thrones. Though we’ve not heard of the chain being established in Westeros, it seems one of their ubiquitous cups found its way there regardless.
Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the cup hanging out on a table in the great hall of Winterfell in Sunday’s episode. And though each of episode reportedly cost $15 million to create, this sneaky beverage still somehow made it into post-production. (It’s worth noting we should give props to Daenerys for her more eco-friendly, reusable tumbler.)
As dark as the show is, it’s surprising so many people noticed the likely unintentional (or is it?) product placement. Still, the series is one of the most watched and sometimes heavily scrutinized shows on television.
It’s unclear if the cup was left there on purpose or not. It does seem odd that not a single actor or crew member would notice it. Not to mention it skipped past editing and production as well.
Some have theorized that perhaps the gaffe was intentional, to get even more people talking about the series.