Final Game of Thrones episodes will be longer than an hour


After months of waiting, not only do we find out when Game of Thrones is coming back, we also know the episodes will be jam-packed!

Now that we officially know that Game of Thrones will return for its final season in April, now we can speculate just how many hours of the show we will get.

Seasons 1 through 6 each had ten episodes. But Season 7 had 7. And the show announced years ago that the final season would only have six.

But just because there are a mere six episodes, doesn’t mean they will only be an hour-long. In fact, they will be longer.

During a Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit, Game of Thrones director David Nutter confirmed that each and every episode would be longer than 60 minutes. He said,

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"“Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They’ll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure.”"

So, basically, we’re going to get a mini-movie every week, and I’m completely fine with this.

Anticipation for this final season is growing and growing with every nugget of info they release every few months. And expectations for the quality of the final season are ridiculously high – so high, that I’m afraid it may not live up to these expectations. And let’s not forget, we haven’t seen a new episode in over a year.

A lot of shows run into this during final season and episodes.

Most everyone hated the Seinfeld finale. People are still pissed about How I Met Your Mother. And just last week, I slammed House of Cards. How will Game of Thrones fair among famous finales?

You made us wait this long. PLEASE don’t let us down. Don’t let me down!

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Nutter also shared that he’s satisfied with the ending.

"“I think that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned. I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff.”"

Alright Nutter, I’m trusting you!

Game of Thrones comes back in April 2019.