With less than three months until the premiere of Game of Thrones eighth and final season, the approximate runtimes for each of the season's six episode have been revealed.
At a French press event for upcoming programming for the year, the entertainment news site Premiere, live-tweeted the reported runtimes for the final six episodes of the series with the last four in particular being considerably longer than the average episode.
Précision utile : @OCSTV a expliqué oralement que les deux premiers épisodes de la saison finale de #GameOfThrones allaient durer 60 minutes, et les quatre suivants 80 mn d'après les dernières infos de HBO https://t.co/UIDwB7xtvU— Première (@PremiereFR) January 22, 2019
Translated, the first two episodes of Season 8 are estimated to run at 60 minutes each while the final four episodes currently estimated to run for 80 minutes each.
While the runtimes themselves are likely not exact with the series in the final stages of post-production, the increased length does echo previous claims by HBO chief Richard Plepler, who claimed earlier this month that the final season would be like "watching six movies" to tie up the series.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season on April 14. The HBO drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.