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David Nutter Reddit AMA Teases

David Nutter, a Game of Thrones director, did a Reddit AMA in which he confirmed the rumored episode lengths, "season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure." and some other bits and pieces of which I thought were the most important here but feel free to read all of David's answers via the link below.

Season 8 was a very very tight ship. It was limited viewing on many things. Not a lot of paper on the set, like none. No scripts were printed, we only used iPads and things of that nature. It was much more serious than in the past but the security has always been high. I remember in season 5 we were shooting in Croatia the walk of shame and it was a situation where we had body doubles as well — I kept thinking somebody would get photographs of this cause Dubrovnik is a rather open place — all kinds of angles to get photographs but no one did and they spent all this money on security and we got by off the hair of our chinny chin chin.

Also, obviously you can’t go into any real detail here, but do you believe anything in season 8 will generate the same level of shock and heartbreak as those last few minutes of Rains of Castamere?

As far as season 8 compared to the Red Wedding I just have to tell you - hang onto your seat cause it’s going to be special.

Could you describe season 8 in 3 words? Don’t say bittersweet please

Season 8 in three words — Spectacular, Inspiring, Satisfying

What was your funniest moment while Filming Game Of Thrones??

I've enjoyed working with the Hound and Arya. They have some great duo sequences together, that's been fun. I love working with Tormund and the Wildings. That's been fun as well. I think that probably Arya and the Hound and their journey to the north was interesting stuff that was done there and was a lot of fun.

Why did we have to wait 2 years?!?!?!?!

Visual effects! Things take time my friends — they take a lot of time to create and GoT is the last place you’re going to find half baked work so it’s all about making sure they fill the frame with as much capacity as possible and making it as real and right as possible. Small price to pay for the amazing quality that comes out of that show.

Who is your favourite character?

I can’t tell you — I love them all — with he and Cersei of course, Lena Headey who I worked with on the Sarah Connor Chronicles is a favorite of mine as well. Can’t leave out Emilia and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) as well but the cast is fantastic there’s not one bad one in the bunch — to think of the Hound and Tormund and all those guys this last season was just magical.

Will we be getting more scenes involving the direwolves? A lot of people were upset with the lack of Ghost scenes in season 7.

Well, I have to say that you will see a direwolf in season 8. That's all I can say.

When directing fake scenes, do you yourself know that they're fake?

Well, you'll have to ask me that at the end of season 8. Because I can't answer that question now.

Did the series end the way you thought it would? Are you satisfied with the ending?

I'm completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. 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.

Are you going/willing to direct episodes of the GOT prequel currently in works?

I'm not involved in it. I’m not sure if I will be involved in it right now but I wish them a lot of luck.

Will season 8 have time travel? (Hello Bran)

Well, I’ll be the first to tell you that I have no time travel in my episodes. That’s the only clue I’m going to give you.

Teaser + Premiere Month Revealed

Every battle.
Every betrayal.
Every risk.
Every fight.
Every sacrifice.
Every death.
All #ForTheThrone.
The final season of Game of Thrones returns in April.

EW Cover + Interview

Entertainment Weekly did a fantastic report on the final season in which they revealed Season 8 opens at Winterfell and contains many callbacks to the pilot as well as details on the 55 nights spent filming on outdoor scenes for the final battle which didn't account for the inside studio scenes. It was also revealed that the final season was originally envisioned as a trilogy of movies (much like The Lord of the Rings trilogy) due to cost of having such an expansive and grand conclusion. As the fantasy saga's success and popularity exploded HBO granted the producers "$15 million an episode" to conclude the show with 6 final installments so that it would be "a summer tentpole-size spectacle."

“We have a very generous budget from HBO, but we know what’s coming down the line and, ultimately, it’s not generous enough,” Benioff said.

Years later, the producers would strike a deal with the network to spend two years on a shortened season 8 that would cost more than $15 million an episode. You could say HBO made good on that promise from 2012, and the showrunners will happily give the network full credit. “They put their money where their mouths are — literally stuffed their mouth full of million-dollar bills, which don’t exist anymore,” Weiss quips.

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