Confirmed: All Game of Thrones Season 8 Episodes Will Be Over an Hour Long

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Helen Sloan, HBO

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.

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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