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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episodes’ Runtime Crosses More Than 1 Hour

Still of Kit Harington as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones/ HBO

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episodes’ Runtime Crosses More Than 1 Hour

Season 8 of HBO’s popular fantasy period-drama series Game of Thrones is confirmed to hit screens in April of 2019. The announcement was made via a special promo video that is a compilation of all the important moments picked from the previous seven seasons of the show.

Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. Every death. All #ForTheThrone,” the caption attached to the promo video read.

Director David Nutter, who will be directing half of Game of Thrones season 8 episodes including the season premiere, revealed a lot of details about the upcoming show in a Reddit AMA. He revealed that each of the final season’s episodes will run for more than 60 minutes.

Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes,” Nutter said. “They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”

When asked how was the experience of directing an opening episode different from directing other episodes, the director said it was very important for him to make sure that the opening episode comes out as entertaining as expected by fans.

I’ve never directed an opening episode of GOT before until season 8 but I think it’s really important to make a splash,” Nutter said. “You have to reset the table, put everyone back in their place, you have to take them to their next position. But you have to entertain that’s what’s most important.”

He even cautioned fans to hang on to their seats as the upcoming season is going to be “special.”

When asked to describe Game of Thrones season 8 in three words, Nutter replied, “Spectacular, Inspiring, Satisfying.”

The director also revealed that strict measures have been taken this time to prevent Game of Thrones season 8 plot points from leaking which includes no printed scripts and use of iPads only in place of papers.

You can check out the Game of Thrones Season 8 announcement video below.

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