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Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutes

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After getting the news of the airing month of the final season of Game of Thrones we yet have great news again. Director David Nutter who will be directing three episodes of the eighth season recently confirmed that each episode of the season will be feature length long. Read on.

He revealed via Reddit on the Game of Thrones subreddit, that each episode of the final season will be over 60 minutes long. According to him,

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

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesThis news gives us some good hopes for the coming season as we all know that there are only six episodes this season. And, Nutter is directing three of them namely episodes 1, 2, and 4. And the remaining episodes 3, 5, and 6 will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik and the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss respectively. Directing the opening episode of this season (The opening scene is something I’m really looking forward to!), Nutter feels that it will be worth his efforts. He revealed,

“I’ve never directed an opening episode of GOT before until season 8 but I think it’s really important to make a splash. 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.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesDavid Nutter has previously directed six episodes in the series namely – Mother’s Mercy (Season 5), Mhysa (Season 3), The Dance of Dragons (Season 5), The Rains of Castamere (Season 3),  A Man Without Honour (Season 2), and The Old Gods and the New (Season 2). When asked by a fan, What was the biggest challenge directing the final season of GoT?, Nutter replied:

“The biggest challenge directing the final season of Game of Thrones is just the importance of getting it right. There was not a second chance to get all of these sequences right, and a lot of sequences had many actors in them and some wonderfully intimate scenes as well.”

“So really it was about taking these characters from point A to B to C to D to E in the various episodes that I did, and making sure that it all balances out properly. We had a lot of rehearsal time and that was really the thing that saved me more than anything else. I’m very happy with the chance to get in there and rehearse with the actors, and I think they were too, and I think it turned out quite well.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesWhen asked about if Season 8 had the potential to beat the Red Wedding, directed by him in the third season, Nutter said,

“I remember I was shooting season 2 in Iceland and Dan took me to a restaurant in Reykjavik and we had a multi-course, multi wine dinner and wanted to talk to me about directing Red Wedding trying to talk me into it. Well, he didn’t have to talk me into it, I was looking forward to doing it very much — and I hadn’t read the books cause I wanted to let the scripts guide me into where I was going.”

“So I had no idea the pressure I was under except the pressure I always put myself under in order to make it great. The more I get into the project, of course, the more pressure I realize there really was. That was one of the ultimate moments of the series as far as some major characters are concerned and I just wanted to make it good and live up to the books.”

“One of the most interesting things to me that surprised me the most was the responses of the audience — the YouTube videos showing people reacting to what they were watching I felt great about cause I felt like I had succeeded in doing so. As far as season 8 compared to the Red Wedding I just have to tell you – hang onto your seat because it’s going to be special.”

Something that was the most shocking to digest, especially fearing for our favourite characters in the series, was David revealing,

“The White Walker army will not be the only issue our characters have to face in season 8, they have to also face each other.”

Director David Nutter confirms Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be longer than 60 minutesFinally, talking about the final season, calling it satisfying, and praising the showrunners David and Dan, Nutter said:

“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.”

Already getting vibes for the epic final season of Game of Thrones! What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments section down below.


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Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa’s birth-date on a new necklace

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Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa's Birthdate on a new necklace

Even though the year 2020 has been a Long Night for humanity, a few good news did light up the dark skies. For example, all the Game of Thrones babies we had (and are expecting) this year! Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) welcomed daughter Willa with husband Joe Jonas this summer.

The 24-year-old actress is quite busy these days taking care of her new-born baby. Jonas and Turner have kept many of the details about life with their new baby under wraps. They do go out occasionally on strolls with a baby cart. Yesterday, in a new photo on her Instagram story, Turner shared a photo of her necklace that reads, ‘22.07.20’ vertically. “Thank you, @jenniferfisherjewelry,” she wrote.

Sophie Turner wears daughter Willa's Birthdate on a new necklace

The date is very significant for the new parents as it is the birth-date of baby Willa. This means that next Sunday, Willa will turn four months old. Unfortunately for her, she hasn’t been on the usual friends-and-family tour that infants typically do during their first year. Even Game of Thrones alum and Sophie’s BFF Maisie Williams hasn’t gotten to meet her. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible.

Parents express their love for their kids in their own ways. What do you think of Sophie’s gesture? Talk to us in the comments below!


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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey’s production company strikes deal with One Media, for new projects

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey's production strikes deal with One Media

Game of Thrones reached it’s conclusion more than a year ago. Many of the show’s stars have moved on to new projects. Some are trying their hands in theatre, like Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma. Some are busy filming, like Iain Glenn and Kit Harington. While there are others who have their own production houses to deal with. Like Lena Headey, who played the Lion Queen Cersei Lannister on the show.

Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey's production strikes deal with One Media

Peephole Production has struck a deal with Platform One Media. The production company is run by Game of Thrones star Lena Headey. The Boat Rocker company will work with the actor to develop scripted and unscripted TV and digital projects. Headey will executive produce on all projects under the deal with Platform One Media.

Peephole Productions co-produced Headey’s BAFTA-nominated short The Trap. They will produce the feature-length version in 2021.

Headey has also recently joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming animated show New-Gen. She will voice Thea, the wife of Dr Gabriel (Luke Wilson). The show is a futuristic sci-fi fantasy involving kids being infected with nanotechnology, superhuman powers, robotic insects, and time travel.

What do you think Lena’s Peephole Production’s deal with One Media? Talk to us in the comments below!


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Sophie Turner gets a tattoo on her wrist with her daughter's initials

The year 2020 has been the year of Game of Thrones babies. Even though the year has been the Red Wedding for people around the world, these babies bring hope. Some like Sophie Turner and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has already welcomed their babies. While some like Kit Harington are expecting theirs.

Sophie Turner gets a tattoo on her wrist with her daughter's initials

Sophie welcomed daughter Willa with husband Joe Jonas back in July. The actress who played Queen in the North Sansa Stark got a tattoo as a tribute to her daughter. Turner posted a picture of her T-shirt on Instagram. Fans spotted a new tattoo on her wrist which said ‘W’, Willa’s initial. Sophie already had a ‘J’ etched on her wrist for her husband. She got it in February 2018, with Joe getting an ‘S’ in the same spot.

The 24-year-old actress has various Game of Thrones related tattoos as well. She has an etching of the Direwolf sigil of House Stark on her arm, with the writing ‘The pack survives’. Turner and her best friend Maisie Williams have a matching ‘07.08.09’ inking on their arms. The date marks the day they found out they’d been cast on the show.

What do you think of Sophie’s new tattoo? Talk to us in the comments below!


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