Game of Thrones Season 8 episode run times revealed

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There will be just six episodes in the series, although they will each be longer than the normal episodes.

If you were looking for an epically long first two "Game of Thrones" episodes, then this news might leave you a little bit crestfallen. So much has happened in Game of Thrones that now is the ideal time to be rewatching the series in the build-up to those last six episodes. "They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure".

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The US network has allotted 54 minutes for episode one (HBO website ID 81555, April 14) and 58 minutes for episode two (HBO website ID 81556, April 21). The report stated that while Episode 1 and 2 would be around 60 minutes each, the next four will be approximately 80.

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Total, the runtimes equal six hours and 50 minutes, which Newsweek pointed out is still shorter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The first episode of the eighth and final installment of the epic fantasy series is directed by Nutter. But when you have a series with such a large community of fans, it is very hard to please everyone, as D.B. Weiss and David Benioff told EW. Check back with Looper before the season 8 launch to learn what the final six episodes are titled.

Before the 7th season of Game of Thrones started, HBO was infiltrated by Iranian hackers who tried to get possible episodes and information about the new season that made HBO dramatically increase its cyber security.