Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

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

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

Season 3 is a crucial time for Game of Thrones. Now we have word that the scope of the season is slightly smaller than that, because the lengths of the first two episodes of season eight have been revealed.

Our anticipation for the final season has reached fever pitch.

With only six episodes to fit a whole season's worth of story into, Thrones will have to make the most of every minute of season 8. As the end of Games of Thrones approaches, they gave clues on EW about the latest sequence of the series.

The network has updated its schedule (as first spotted by Winter is Coming) to reveal the season 8 series premiere on Sunday, April 14 will be precisely 54 minutes.

Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long
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In India, the pay-TV operator Star India leaked the 4th episode of the 7th season when 4 workers breached its data management system, that saw the episode go viral globally.

Thing is, we must remember that Thrones is on HBO, which means no advertisement breaks.

Total, the runtimes equal six hours and 50 minutes, which Newsweek pointed out is still shorter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 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. However, sometimes content is also withheld from the media before airing because it's produced too close to the actual broadcasting date, is a live TV broadcast, or contains a twist or spoiler that producers want to keep secret.

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