These 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 episodes will be movies

Lawrence Kim
March 16, 2019

HBO has officially confirmed the runtimes for the six episodes that will make up Game of Thrones final season.

We knew from a previous leak that the last few episodes would be way longer than usual, but to see HBO go all-out for the finale is heartening - after all, Game of Thrones season 8 needs to give us an huge amount of closure after all these years. The longest will be episode three at 82 minutes, followed by episode four at 78 minutes and the final two episodes both clocking in at 80 minutes apiece. However, the third episode and onward leap into cinematic territory with the final episodes pushing nearly an hour and a half each.

Resourceful fans have been sussing out the official episode lengths for months now.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have hinted at extra-long episodes for the final season in the past. 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. All episodes will begin at 9 p.m. on HBO. HBO has been pretty upfront with its plans to create a Game of Thrones prequel series, which is set thousands of years before the events of the current show and stars Naomi Watts in the leading role. "When brands and television series alike are able to move beyond their primary platform and spill into popular culture, we see inspiration".

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