As season eight of Game of Thrones is still buried deep within filming and production, HBO’s programming President, Casey Bloy, has hinted that these episodes may be a biiiit longer than seasons passed…
We haven’t had that discussion yet because I don’t know how long the episodes are going to be. Two hours per episode seems like it would be excessive, but, it’s a great show, so who knows?
As the show has gone on, each season has seemed to contain episodes with slightly longer runtimes than the ones before, at the expense of fewer episodes (the first six seasons contained ten episodes each, while seasons seven and eight only contain six.)
The eighth and final season is taking longer than any of the other seasons to film. And, with such a short span of episodes and so many plots and storylines to tie-up, it wouldn’t be surprising if the runtimes wound up being somewhere between ninety-minutes to two-hours long.
Plus, Game of Thrones plots move and shift and arc so quickly, two hours in Westeros is basically like twenty-or-so-minutes in any basic American suburb.
So, take my two hours, Game of Thrones, because winter has come and I’m ready.
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