Published: Fri, March 15, 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Episode Lengths, Dates Revealed

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Episode Lengths, Dates Revealed

This means that hardcore fans on Irish shores can stay up until the early hours of Monday morning to catch the new episodes.

HBO has officially announced the air dates and runtimes for the final season, and the last four of these six episodes have been confirmed for movie-length runtimes at well over an hour each.

Would it have made more sense to just have a regular 10-episode season consisting of 40- to 60-minute episodes, instead of a six-episode season with movies? However, the third episode and onward leap into cinematic territory with the final episodes pushing nearly an hour and a half each.

Episode 3 on April 28 will be the longest of the series, at 1 hour and 22 minutes. Of course, the most important thing here is that the episodes are the right length - enough for character moments, those epic battles we're all waiting for, and without bulk for the sake of bulk. The live simulcast of the first episode will kick off at 2am on April 15, if we're being exact.

Episode 4 on May 5 will be 1 hour and 18 minutes, and the final two episodes of the entire series will each be 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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.

Details about what's actually going to end up happening in Game of Thrones' eighth season are pretty much one of the best kept secrets in Westeros.

Episode 6 - May 19, 1 hr.

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