Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Game of Thrones Final Season Episode Lengths Officially Revealed

Game of Thrones Final Season Episode Lengths Officially Revealed

HBO has confirmed that the first two episodes of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" will be slightly shorter than the rest.

Another pointed out that HBO has counted "making of material" shown at the end of the episodes in their official runtimes, raising questions about how much of these times are devoted only to the story. Well, just prepare to carve out a big chunk of your Sunday evenings for the next month or so come April. However, it does prove that the majority of the final episodes will be as long or a little longer, than the show's previously record-holder: Season 7's finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf", which clocked in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. Well, it turns out that isn't quite the case - but there will be a fair few longer episodes in Game Of Thrones' final run.

Here's when each episode will air and its estimated length. The season's six episodes felt more like "six movies" than they did a set of TV episodes, he insisted, which many people took to be a reference to their length.


Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have hinted at extra-long episodes for the final season in the past. We can't wait to see what Game of Thrones season 8 has in store, but you can bet that you won't be left wanting after the credits roll for the last time. Between this and AVENGERS: ENDGAME this April will be one for the books, and for the tears.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14 at 9/8c.

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