There's been a lot of chatter around just how many episodes we'll get when Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season in April—and just how long each of those episodes will be. There were rumors that each episode would be about the length of a feature-length film, running at least 80 minutes long, and now a trusted source is weighing in.
After Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont in the HBO series, revealed that there will be six movie-length episodes in the final season, director David Nutter gave a similar answer when asked a similar question during a Reddit AMA.
"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," Nutter responded when asked about how long the episodes will be. As far as the number of episodes, IMDB has listed six, but that could just be only from the information Glen shared, not HBO itself.
Nutter answered a variety of other questions during the AMA, from his first directing job to the time he told Barack Obama that Jon Snow was dead. (Yes, that happened). Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he revealed any spoilers about the final season, and even mentioned how "serious" security has been surrounding it.
However, Nutter did share that season eight will mark his first time behind the camera on a season premiere of the series. "I’ve never directed an opening episode of GoT before until season 8, but I think it’s really important to make a splash," he 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."
Game of Thrones's eighth season will kick off (with Nutter's episode) in April 2019.