Game of Thrones Season 8 episode runtimes revealed, with four of the six episodes over an hour long

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode runtimes revealed, with four of the six episodes over an hour long

Heading into the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, there had been rumors that the six Season 8 episodes would all be feature-length, spanning

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Heading into the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, there had been rumors that the six Season 8 episodes would all be feature-length, spanning roughly 80 minutes.

That rumor proved to be partially true, with HBO revealing the runtime and the air dates of all six Season 8 episodes, three of which are at or over 80 minutes long with a fourth that comes just short.

The first two episodes, though, are more traditional in length, first reported by Entertainment Weekly, coming in just under one hour.

Episode lengths: HBO has revealed the lengths of all six episodes in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones

Episode lengths: HBO has revealed the lengths of all six episodes in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones

Episode lengths: HBO has revealed the lengths of all six episodes in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones

The first episode, airing April 14, will run 54 minutes, the shortest episode of the season, while the second, on April 21, spans 58 minutes.

The rest of the episodes will essentially be ‘feature-length,’ with the third episode on April 28 spanning 82 minutes, the longest of the season.

The fourth episode on May 5 will be slightly shorter at 78 minutes, while both the fifth and sixth episodes on May 12 and 19, respectively, will run 80 minutes.

Final season: The first episode, airing April 14, will run 54 minutes, the shortest episode of the season, while the second, on April 21, spans 58 minutes

Final season: The first episode, airing April 14, will run 54 minutes, the shortest episode of the season, while the second, on April 21, spans 58 minutes

Final season: The first episode, airing April 14, will run 54 minutes, the shortest episode of the season, while the second, on April 21, spans 58 minutes

HBO CEO Richard Plepler teased the lengthy episodes on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in January, where he told Variety that each episode feels like a movie.

‘It’s a spectacle. The guys (series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, “I’m watching a movie,”‘ Plepler said.

While the episode lengths have been revealed, the titles of said episodes have still not been announced, as the countdown to the final season continues. 

Feels like a movie: HBO CEO Richard Plepler teased the lengthy episodes on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in January, where he told Variety that each episode feels like a movie

Feels like a movie: HBO CEO Richard Plepler teased the lengthy episodes on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in January, where he told Variety that each episode feels like a movie

Feels like a movie: HBO CEO Richard Plepler teased the lengthy episodes on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in January, where he told Variety that each episode feels like a movie

HBO released the new trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 last Tuesday, which revealed a number of new details for this highly-anticipated season.

For one, there was a brief shot of Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), both alive and well.

They were both last seen in the final scene of the Season 7 finale, fleeing from Eastwatch as The Night King and his undead dragon destroyed The Wall, though it was never revealed if they were able to make it out alive. 

Queen Cersei: Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) was also seen in the Red Keep, with the mad scientist Qyburn (Anton Lesser) at her side, possibly awaiting the Golden Company's arrival

Queen Cersei: Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) was also seen in the Red Keep, with the mad scientist Qyburn (Anton Lesser) at her side, possibly awaiting the Golden Company's arrival

Queen Cersei: Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) was also seen in the Red Keep, with the mad scientist Qyburn (Anton Lesser) at her side, possibly awaiting the Golden Company’s arrival

Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) was also seen in the Red Keep, with the mad scientist Qyburn (Anton Lesser) at her side, possibly awaiting the Golden Company’s arrival.

At the end of Season 7, Cersei sent Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) to retrieve The Golden Company to fight her battles for her.

While these ‘sellswords’ have been mentioned several times throughout the series, this final season will be the first time they will be seen.

Golden Company: At the end of Season 7, Cersei sent Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) to retrieve The Golden Company to fight her battles for her

Golden Company: At the end of Season 7, Cersei sent Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) to retrieve The Golden Company to fight her battles for her

Golden Company: At the end of Season 7, Cersei sent Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) to retrieve The Golden Company to fight her battles for her

Sellswords: While these 'sellswords' have been mentioned several times throughout the series, this final season will be the first time they will be seen

Sellswords: While these 'sellswords' have been mentioned several times throughout the series, this final season will be the first time they will be seen

Sellswords: While these ‘sellswords’ have been mentioned several times throughout the series, this final season will be the first time they will be seen

The trailer also offered a glimpse at Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returning to his home of Winterfell, with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons in tow. 

While it remains to be seen where his allegiances remain, a rather scruffy Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was seen, promising to ‘fight for the living.’

The final battle for Westeros between the living and the Night King and his undead army begins with the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on April 14. 

Daenerys and Jon: The trailer also offered a glimpse at Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returning to his home of Winterfell, with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons in tow

Daenerys and Jon: The trailer also offered a glimpse at Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returning to his home of Winterfell, with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons in tow

Daenerys and Jon: The trailer also offered a glimpse at Jon Snow (Kit Harington) returning to his home of Winterfell, with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons in tow

Final battle: The final battle for Westeros between the living and the Night King and his undead army begins with the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on April 14

Final battle: The final battle for Westeros between the living and the Night King and his undead army begins with the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on April 14

Final battle: The final battle for Westeros between the living and the Night King and his undead army begins with the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on April 14

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