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'Game Of Thrones' Director Confirms Each Season 8 Episode Is Longer Than 60 Minutes

'Game Of Thrones' Director Confirms Each Season 8 Episode Is Longer Than 60 Minutes

David Nutter was careful not to give too much away, but just enough to have us on edge

Rachael Grealish

Rachael Grealish

Winter is finally coming, after the long wait HBO have finally confirmed Game of Thrones season 8 will air in April 2019 - but if that wasn't enough to get you excited the GOT director, David Nutter went ahead an confirmed all the episodes would be feature length.

Nutter hosted a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' on Tuesday where he was asked by a fan how long we could expect the final season's episode to be, which he replied: "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."

This wasn't the only thing the director confirmed, he released as whole host of information that's enough to get any fan of the long-running show jumping out of their socks.

He said fans could expect to see a direwolf again in the next series, why we had to wait so long for a new series - nearly two bloody years, I add - and confirmed a certain character was still alive after that epic ending of season seven.

We all fell in love with the Stark youngsters' direwolves, but as they whittled down to just Ghost, Jon Snows companion, and the glimpse we got of Nymeria in the last series, our hope of seeing those mighty beasts started to dwindle.

'Game Of Thrones' Director Answers Season 8 Questions Saying Who Lives

But when he was asked if we'd get to see them again, Nutter said: "Well, I have to say that you will see a direwolf in season 8. That's all I can say."

Then we finally have an an answer to why we've all had to wait so long to get our next - and, unfortunately, final - dose of Jon Snow.

Nutter said: "Visual effects! Things take time my friends - they take a lot of time to create and GoT is the last place you're going to find half-baked work so it's all about making sure they fill the frame with as much capacity as possible and making it as real and right as possible. Small price to pay for the amazing quality that comes out of that show."

The final of episode of season seven was enough to put anyone on edge and left loads of questions: what would happen next? Would Jon and Daenerys be together? And, of course, would that lovable wildling Tormund survive after the White Walker dragon blasted through the wall?

Will Tormund live?

Well someone asked who his favourite character in the upcoming series is and he replied with: "I can't tell you - I love them all - with he and Cersei of course, Lena Headey who I worked with on the Sarah Connor Chronicles is a favorite of mine as well. Can't leave out Emilia and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) as well but the cast is fantastic there's not one bad one in the bunch - to think of the Hound and Tormund and all those guys this last season was just magical."

Tormund - we all thought he may have fallen to his death but Nutter's response here implies he did in fact survive.

It 's going to be an agonising wait until April, but from what Nutter has said it's definitely going to be worth it.

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Topics: TV and Film, News, HBO, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Game of Thrones