Game of Thrones season 8: How long the first two episodes are

Game of Thrones season 8: How long the first two episodes are

Games of Thrones is about to embark on its last leg with the final season premiering on April 14. Well, we're back with a new week and now the second season of Game of Thrones is available in iTunes for $9.99 CAD. It makes a certain amount of sense that the first two episodes could be moving pieces around on the chessboard to get everyone in place for that huge episode, and then for the remainder of the season to keep that momentum going with mega-long run times as the show hurtles toward its series finale.

The 8th season of Game of Thrones starts on M-Net (DStv 101) on Monday, 15 April at 03:00 with an episode that will be 54 minutes in duration, as an Express from the U.S. title with episodes that will be shown simultaneously as in the United States and again at 22:00 on the same day. Well, it seems like those rumored run times were guesstimates at best as HBO have officially revealed the run times for the first 2 episodes on their schedule.

The answer is simple and certainly not as dramatic as the events yet to unfold on Thrones during season 8: the episodes hadn't been finalized when Nutter wrote that they would all be around 60 minutes or longer, and the editing process clipped away a few minutes from each.

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long
Game of Thrones season 8: How long the first two episodes are

Considering the two shortest episodes of Game of Thrones were each 50 minutes long, this means that Season 8 technically contains seven episodes worth of material.

As Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner once revealed, "I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show's ending really is". It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. There are a lot of firsts in these episodes.

The runtimes for Season 8 get progressively longer as the season unfolds, but is not uncommon for Game of Thrones.

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