In a devastating reveal, Forbes has reported that the first two episode runtimes of Game of Thrones’newest season are surprisingly short. Or, at least, shorter than we might expect. This is a bit surprising, considering the season will already be shorter than usual: six episodes instead of ten, the length of all the previous seven seasons. The first two episodes will be a mere fifty four minutes and fifty eight minutes each, not even passing an hour in length. While these runtimes are longer than the average episode for television, with all that season eight has to wrap up, the runtimes are shorter than we perhaps expected… and definitely shorter than what we hoped.
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Game of Thrones’ final season should chronicle the final battle between Westeros’ unlikely alliance of heroes and the undead hordes of the Night King. But there are also dozens of subplots that have yet to be properly wrapped up, much less reached any semblance of a conclusion. So, here’s hoping the series doesn’t rush through its final and arguably most important season.
Season seven has already been accused of rushing through several of its plots, which raises some concerns for the final season possibly doing the same. Hopefully, the final four episodes will be ‘movie length’ as HBO has promised, enabling enough time to wrap up its dense plot-lines. We’ll be waiting in anticipation!
On Tuesday, the trailer we’ve all been waiting for dropped. The epic trailer for Game of Throne’s final season dropped and oh boy, it is a doozy.
Among the spine-tingling images highlighted in the trailer are:
+ Cersei sitting alone in her throne room, crying as she sips a glass of wine. Cersei upset? This doesn’t bode well at all…
+ Jon Snow and Daenerys, side by side, standing before Drogon and Rhaegal. It seems the fan theories are coming true, as it looks like Jon Snow will finally embrace his Targaryen heritage and ride a dragon.
+ Grey Worm donning his helmet, flanked on all sides by his Unsullied brothers in combat, no doubt preparing to fight the enemy.
+ The magnificent dragons flying over the landscape, showcasing epic splendor and beauty as they soar together.
+ And most tantalizing of all: the army of Winterfell standing assembled with many familiar faces of our heroes among their ranks. Before a single hoof of the Night King’s horse stomps into view, facing Winterfell’s defenders.
Suffice to say, this season will be utterly epic in scope, with these battles perhaps surpassing everything we’ve seen before. The final season is only a little over a month away now and we, for one, can’t wait. Let’s just hope everyone’s favorites make it out of this final chapter alive.
As filming on the last season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones enters its final days, stars are starting to talk about their lives and careers post-Thrones. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harington, who has played the major character of Jon Snow since the first season, discussed his plans to ditch his iconic on-screen look after filming wraps.
“I’d like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognizable as the character, and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone,” he explains. “The beard will be harder to get rid of — I quite like the beard.”
Many Game of Thrones looks were achieved with wigs – Emilia Clarke’s silver-gold Targaryen hair was artificial, but the Jon Snow hair and beard are real.
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Ultimately, he says, “I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
Typically, with a cast this diverse and expansive, it’s nearly impossible to pin-down what counts as a leading role. So, up until now, HBO has only submitted GoT stars for supporting actor Emmy nominations, making this the first time in history they have ever gone after a lead actor win.
This is big news for the series itself, as we see it shifting into an intense storyline driven by fewer characters and plots.
Game of Thrones beat the record with its sixth season for more Emmys won than any other tv drama in history. But, the only GoT actor who’s ever actually taken home an Emmy for their performance in the series is Peter Dinklage, who took home the supporting actor win in both 2011 and 2015.
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Peter Dinklage is going after another supporting role nomination this year, alongside Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell) is up for a guest star nomination, as well.
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It looks like the Game of Thrones has been played, now let’s see who wins!