'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Opening Episodes' Lengths Revealed

12 March, 2019, 20:27 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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In January, it was reported that the first two episodes would be 60 minutes, with the other four clocking in at 80, although the exact figures made this seem like a placeholder with the episodes not yet fully cut.

One of the directors of Game of Thrones, David Nutter had revealed to EW in November 2018, "Season 8 episodes will all, I think, be longer than 60 minutes".

Collider points us to Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall, who noticed that HBO had updated its site with official run times for the first two episodes of the final season. "They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure".

Those final four episodes probably fall in the 75-85 minute range with all of the proper notifications going out and most parties probably being fine with it because of how huge Game of Thrones is worldwide.

Considering the two shortest episodes of Game of Thrones were each 50 minutes long, this means that Season 8 technically contains seven episodes worth of material.

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long
The First Two 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episodes Won't Be Movie-Length

Are you excited for Game of Thrones? The second episode, airing on April 21, will be 58 minutes. The longest episode of the series is season seven's The Dragon and the Wolf, which ran 80 minutes.

While some may be disappointed that the whole season won't have movie-length episodes, there's no cause to pad out the length simply because it's the show's last season.

As Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner once revealed, "I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show's ending really is". But when you have a series with such a large community of fans, it is very hard to please everyone, as D.B. Weiss and David Benioff told EW.

In the wake of a truly epic trailer, Game Of Thrones hype has reached an all-time high.

EW.com will have daily GoT coverage up until launch and through the season.


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