Game of Thrones season 8: How long the first two episodes are

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long

The First Two 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episodes Won't Be Movie-Length

We whole world is waiting for the final season of Game of Thrones from the past two years.

HBO has updated its schedule to include the first two episodes of season 8, complete with runtimes.

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long

In January, it was reported that the first two episodes would be 60 minutes, with the other four clocking in at 80, although the exact figures made this seem like a placeholder with the episodes not yet fully cut.

While the first half of the season will have fairly traditional runtimes for Game of Thrones, the back half is stuffed with lengthier episodes, very almost approaching feature-length runtimes. The report stated that while Episode 1 and 2 would be around 60 minutes each, the next four will be approximately 80. What D.B. Weiss and David Benioff want, is for fans to react like they did for the ending of Breaking Bad: 'I hope we'll have the same discussion as Breaking Bad where people were wondering if it was an A or an A +,' Weiss told EW.

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The season finale will be the longest episode of the season and will match the runtime of season 7 finale "The Dragon and the Wolf", which also ran for 80 minutes.

All together, the episodes total 410 minutes, or six hours and 50 minutes.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 will even witness several much-awaited reunions between the cast and deadly war ever seen in the world of television. So the notion of unanimously mega-long episodes is simply not true.

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The first two episodes, to be aired on April 14 and April 21, will have the runtimes of 54 minutes and 58 minutes, respectively.

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