New Game of Thrones Episodes to be the Longest and Shortest So Far
We know that the length of Season 7 is going to be cut short, but the new Game of Thrones episodes we have coming this summer will be both the longest and the shortest in the HBO show’s history, according to EW. “We have two episodes over 60 minutes this year,” showrunner Dan Weiss told the site. In addition, the finale of the season will reportedly clock in at whopping 90 minutes. We’re also going to get a slightly shorter one, which is the shortest of all at 50 minutes. Though we don’t know exactly how long the new Game of Thrones episodes over 60 minutes are, if they’re even a few minutes, which amounts to almost another half an episode.
The site explains that HBO hasn’t yet confirmed the run times for the new Game of Thrones episodes, and an unofficial posting showed different lengths. We recently learned that there is a possibility that the eighth and final season of the show won’t hit the cable network until 2019.
At the end of last season, Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her immense army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) has now become Queen after the death of her children. The Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik in season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.
Though we don’t know exactly what’s coming in the new Game of Thrones season, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, tweeted this about season 7 last year:
“Just finished reading season 7, s**t gets REAL. I’d start preparing yourselves now… scratch that; nothing will prepare you for this… Holy BALLS.”