HBO reveals running time for Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes

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HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 8 is going to be the series’ final season, and it’s definitely featuring more epic moments with longer episodes. There’s going to be a total of six episodes as compared to the usual 10 episodes, and the majority of them will be over an hour long. HBO has revealed the official running time for each episode, and four of the episodes will last longer than an hour.

In addition to the running time for each episode, HBO has also revealed the release dates for all the episodes. As you can expect, each will be airing Sunday nights.

Check out the episode information along with the estimated running time below:

Season 8, episode 1
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:54

Season 8, episode 2
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:58

Season 8, episode 3
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:22

Season 8, episode 4
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:18

Season 8, episode 5
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

Season 8, episode 6
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

With only six episodes for Game of Thrones last season, it will all be wrapped up in less than two months from its premiere date.

In the last season, Jon and Daenerys form a bond together and hope to prevent the onslaught of the Night Walkers. They ask for the aid of Cersei, but we know she’s got other plans in mind. We’ll find out soon if the alliance will be enough to wipe out the army of the dead.

David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are the showrunners for Game of Thrones, which is based on “A Song of Ice and Fire” books by George R. R. Martin. Season 8 will contain only six episodes, unlike the regular 10 episodes from the previous seasons and 7 episodes for season 7. Season 8 will be similar to season 7 since both seasons have continued on without a book for adapting. Martin is known for taking a long time to finish his books.

The series stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Joe Dempsie as Gendry, Rory McCann as The Hound and Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont.

Game of Thrones will premiere April 14, 2019, on HBO.

Via EW

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