Game of Thrones director talks Season Eight runtimes, ‘mendacity’ to Obama, and time journey(!?) in Reddit AMA


Earlier as we speak, HBO introduced that the eighth and remaining season of Game of Thrones would debut this coming April. In the afternoon, one of many present’s administrators, David Nutter, hopped on Reddit for an AMA. 

Naturally, Nutter, who has been with the fantasy collection since 2012, obtained loads of questions on Season Eight and he was all too prepared to reciprocate with some tantalizing teases and hints concerning the present’s impending ending.

With seven seasons already previously, he was additionally in a position to revisit a number of the largest moments in Westeros with out having to fret about divulging spoilers. 

Here are some our favourite solutions from the AMA…

The runtime of Season 8’s episodes:

This morning, we revisited the hypothesis that every one six episodes of Season Eight can be the size of two-hour motion pictures. According to Nutter, this may increasingly solely be half-true. 

“Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes,” he wrote in one among his responses. “They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”

Season Eight in three phrases:

In Nutter’s personal phrases, “Spectacular, Inspiring, Satisfying.”

Time journey?!

When requested if Season Eight would characteristic time journey in any manner, Nutter neither confirmed nor denied. However, he did state that none of his episodes (three out of the overall six) didn’t have it. 

“That’s the only clue I’m going to give you,” he wrote in a reply that leaves the door open to the opportunity of temporal displacement. Of course, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is ready to look into the previous because the Three-Eyed Raven. Perhaps we’ll be getting extra of that. 

“Lying” to the president of the United States:

There is a narrative about Nutter “lying” to President Barack Obama concerning the destiny of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) after the character was stabbed to dying by his fellow members of the Night’s Watch on the finish of Season 5. Nutter was lastly in a position to set the document straight throughout his AMA. 

“I didn’t want to read beyond season 5. I was basically directing season 5 and that was it. I didn’t want to know what was happening next as a fan of the show,” the director mentioned. “So I did not lie to the president, but of course when they came out with him surviving the next year, I was worried I was going to get audited or something of that nature, get sent off to Guantanamo, but I did survive which was a good thing.”

In the top, he joked about it with Obama on one other event, the place the president reportedly mentioned, “David, you kill all my favorite characters.” 

Highly labeled and environmentally pleasant:

We know that safety on the set of the ultimate six episodes was the strictest for any of the seasons so far. What it’s possible you’ll not know is that manufacturing additionally went inexperienced…in a way of talking. 

“Not a lot of paper on the set, like none. No scripts were printed, we only used iPads and things of that nature,” Nutter wrote. “It was much more serious than in the past but the security has always been high.”

He went on to recount how a ton of safety was employed for Cersei’s stroll of disgrace in Season 5 as a result of the taking pictures location was ripe for paparazzi to cover round any nook. In the top, there have been no photographic makes an attempt, and all of that safety cash was wasted. 

A satisfying ending:

It may simply be that he is being paid to say this, however Nutter may be very pleased with how the collection ends and thinks followers might be, too. 

“I think that [showrunners] [David Benioff and D.B. 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,” he wrote in a single reply. 

Other than a closure-filled ending, one other satisfying element of Season Eight might be seeing sure characters assembly for the primary time. 

“It was a chance for a lot of characters to work together that hadn’t worked together before. Or at least hadn’t worked together in a long time. So there was a sense of discovery and appreciation,” the director mentioned. 

Shock & Awe:

Will something in Season Eight be as stunning as The Red Wedding in Season 3? Here’s Nutter’s reply:

“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.”


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