Winter is here, and we can finally smell it. In just one month, we will get to see the epic premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8. It has been almost 2 years since Season 7 ended but it feels like a decade. GOT fandom has been silent for quite a while as we’ve been patiently waiting for HBO to finish production on the most epic Season of all time. This is the silence just before a massive storm, and it will hit very soon. In fact, we’ve already had a tease at how things are gonna be, come this April.
Coming in is 410 minutes of sheer awesomeness. Just yesterday, we got to know through HBO’s schedule that the Game of Thrones season eight premiere episode will be 54-minutes long and the one following it would be 58 Minutes long. Now we have the full detail regarding the Run time of each episode.
Director David Nutter earlier gave us the hint that every one of these 6 episodes will be longer than the average run time, which is mostly less than 60 minutes. Here’s what he said during a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread.
“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. I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. I think that [the showrunners] 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.
I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. I think that [the showrunners] 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.”
Well, this is somewhat close to what the actual number is. According to Latino Review, HBO’s schedule has been updated with a list of all episode airdates and their respective lengths. Here’s the list:
- Episode 1: 54 minutes – April 14th
- Episode 2: 58 minutes – April 21st
- Episode 3: 60 minutes – April 28th
- Episode 4: 78 minutes – May 5th
- Episode 5: 80 minutes – May 12th
- Episode 6: 80 minutes – May 19th
Mark your calendars and prepare yourselves for what’s going down on May 19th. This is when the best show of all time is coming to an epic end. HBO Chief Richard Plepler described these 6 episodes as 6 short movies. Here’s what he said:
“It’s a spectacle. The guys have done six movies. The reaction I had while watching them was, ‘I’m watching a movie. They knew the bar was high. They’ve exceeded the bar. I’ve watched them twice without any CGI and I’m in awe. Everybody’s in for an extraordinary treat of storytelling and of magical, magical production.”
Hopefully, the final season will be worth the wait. Everyone on the show has talked about the emotional weight of it, and that is what’s scary for us as fans. Predicting who is going to sit on the throne as of now isn’t something we should do as everyone could just end up dying anyway. Valar Morghuis.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres April 14th on HBO.