Director David Nutter, who has shot three episodes of Game Of Thrones‘ eighth and final season, has shared some thoughts about the experience and how the show’s conclusion will go down with fans.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Nutter shared his enthusiasm for working on the show:
“I’m just so honored to be involved in the material because it’s so wonderfully written. It’s so wonderfully performed. It’s so tremendously executed. Just to be a part of that world is a dream come true…”
On the topic of on-set secrecy and shooting fake scenes, Nutter said this:
“Well, sometimes there were paparazzi in amazing places ― on construction cranes and all kinds of crazy places, to try to get a point of view of things. They were all over, everywhere, trying to get in on what was happening. But it was definitely a situation where there was no paper on the set, [that] type of thing. [The production team] wanted to make sure nobody knew what was happening, and they went to the nth degree, like they do on the show in general. They basically take it to the point where it’s like the Gestapo. It’s tough to get answers.”
And, asked what he would say to fans going into the final series with expectations and theories, Nutter offered this intriguing comment:
“All I know is that [showrunners] David and Dan spent a lot of time to tell the story in a proper fashion, and the audience will be completely satisfied. Not everybody will be satisfied, but I feel the audience will be satisfied with the direction the series goes. It lives up to all the building it’s coming to, I promise you that.”
Game Of Thrones will return in 2019, with the latest scuttlebutt pointing towards an April release. We’ll keep you posted along the way as we hear more.