Game of Thrones season 8 episode lengths are quite hefty

Joann Johnston
March 16, 2019

The final season of Game of Thrones might be the shortest one to date with only 6 episodes, but don't let that get you down. The season premiere will be followed by a 58-minute episode April 21.

HBO revealed the length of all 6 episodes in the final season today.

Episode Three will air on Sunday, April 28 and be 1 hour and 22 minutes long. Episode 4 airs May 5 and will run 1 hour, 18 minutes, with Episode 5 following May 12 at 1 hour, 20 minutes.

The final season is sure to provoke an array of emotions from loyal fans of the show, considering it has been on the air since 2011. Make sure you've cleared out your Sunday nights for the following dates, because it's unlikely you'll have time to do anything other than watching the feature-length episodes and talking about them for hours afterwards. 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.

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After being heavily teased in the latest trailer, it appears that the biggest battle in the history of TV and film will also be the longest episode in the history of Game of Thrones.

As a reminder, there's so much to look forward to this time around including everything from the resolution of several key storylines like how the incursion of the Army of the Dead will be repelled, who will end up on the Iron Throne and which of the series' most beloved characters will live and die.

Yes, this means that it will all be beginning very early in the morning.

Either way, April 15 can't get here quick enough.

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