Veteran ‘Game of Thrones’ director David Nutter revealed a few new details about the upcoming final season that debuts in April on HBO…
‘Game of Thrones’ had a level of secrecy during production for the final season unlike anything the people working on the show had ever experienced before.
That’s why director David Nutter — who has helmed some of the greatest ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes to date including ‘The Rains of Castamere’ and ‘Mother’s Mercy — couldn’t say much about the last six episodes that will debut in April but he said as much as he could while answering questions during a recent Reddit AMA.
Nutter returned for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to direct three episodes including the debut and he was very excited about what lies ahead for the show.
Perhaps the biggest rumor that Nutter was able to confirm was the longstanding theory that at least some of the final six episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ would stretch beyond the 60 minute mark. Well, as it turns out, Nutter says based on the information he’s received every episodes during the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will go beyond one hour.
“Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes,” Nutter stated. “They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”
While he obviously couldn’t say anything about the story for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’, Nutter did give his opinion on the ending of the series.
Several years ago, ‘Game of Thrones’ show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss spent several days in New Mexico with series creator George R.R. Martin to get more details about how his epic story would eventually end in his books. There’s no indication of how close or how far the show runners came to that conversation but Nutter believes fans will be happy with the end of ‘Game of Thrones’.
“I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends,” Nutter said. “I think that David and Dan did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned. I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff.”
Considering that ‘Game of Thrones’ is the biggest show in HBO history not to mention a huge part of pop culture these days, it’s understandable why so many people are excited yet perhaps anxious about how the show will end.
Still, Nutter believes the season will pay off and when given the chance to describe those final six episodes in three words — he seems very excited for what’s to come.
“Season 8 in three words — Spectacular, Inspiring, Satisfying,” Nutter said.
Keep an eye out for more ‘Game of Thrones’ previews as the final season draws near with the debut on HBO in April 2019.