With football over, AMC is looking to rule Sunday nights with the final eight episodes of The Walking Dead’s current season. But while the show isn’t set to air its midseason until Sunday night, Microsoft and Xbox have given it to fans a little earlier — without the consent of AMC.
Xbox users woke up on Saturday morning to find that the new, yet to air episode of The Walking Dead was available in the video store and available for viewing. A few crafty users on Reddit managed to watch the episode and post about it online before AMC and Xbox both realized the mistake that was made and pulled the episode out of the video store.
So if you’re looking for the episode now, it’s not going to be there as Xbox has since taken the video down, but more than a few people have now seen the episode. If you’re shocked by how big of an oversight this was, it’s not the first time that a The Walking Dead premiere episode has been leaked early by a major streaming service.
Back in late 2013, the first episode of season four was leaked early on Google Play, which means both premiere episodes from season four were leaked early by two different services.