During a Reddit AMA, Game of Thrones director David Nutter dropped an interesting piece of trivia regarding the upcoming season. One fan asked about the length of the upcoming final season episodes and here’s what Nutter wrote back.
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.
I guess if anyone would know, it would be the Emmy award winning director. After all, Nutter directed multiple episodes in this final season. While we shouldn’t expect two-hour episodes, we do now know that they’ll be longer than the usual hour. So we at The Fandom are taking a guess to say that there may be a couple 90 minutes episodes sprinkled throughout the season. At any rate, the final season will definitely have the longest average episode length to date.
Other tidbits from the AMA:
Are there any “Red Wedding” surprises coming our way in this last season?
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.
Is he satisfied with the show’s ending?
I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. I think that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] 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.
You can read all of Nutter’s AMA on Reddit.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will air in April 2019.