There’s a solid silver lining for those disappointed that the last seasons of Game of Thrones will feature less episodes.
Both season 7 and 8 will feature less episodes than the usual ten we’ve become accustomed to. Season 7 will feature seven eps and season 8 will feature six, but here’s the good news: each season is to feature longer eps. Word broke last month that the upcoming seventh season would feature three episodes that clock in at over an hour in length. In fact, the season 7 finale will run an impressive 82 minutes, which will make it the longest GoT episode thus far. Well, there’s more.
According to sound designer Paula Fairfield, speaking at this year’s Con of Thrones, all six episodes of the eighth and final season could be movie-length outings. No official lengths have been made available since the season hasn’t been shot yet, but according to Fairfield, HBO is looking at making each ep in the final run come in at over 80 minutes in length.
Fairfield just said the Season 7 finale of GAME OF THRONES will be 82 mins. Final season they’re considering making each ep feature length!
— David Chen (@davechensky) July 1, 2017
While we’re certainly not looking forward to saying goodbye to Game of Thrones – well, at least this particular series of GoT – it’s certainly exciting to know that we’ll be in for six big, likely very momentous episodes as we come to a close. Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season begins on HBO on July 16.
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