HBO is announcing longer episode times for Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and the finale will have the longest runtime of the whole series.
I can never get too much Game of Thrones. So I’ll take those extended episodes with a huge smile on my face!
Possibly, you know that GoT‘s next season won’t have as many episodes. They’re cutting us down to seven measly shows instead of the usual ten. It’s sad to say it, but it seems to be the beginning for the end of our journey, as Season 8 (premiering in 2018) will be the final season of the series.
For what it’s worth, Season 7 will include some extended episodes, beyond the typical one hour runtime. The Huffington Post is confirming that multiple episodes will have longer runtimes, especially the season finale. Basically “Game of Thrones: The Movie”, that episode will be about 90 minutes long. We’ll have another long, painful wait after that, but having this much-longer finale is still excellent news.
This also sets the record for the longest episode in the series. The previous record-holder was the Season 6 finale, which clocks in at 69 minutes. HBO is going above and beyond that for the Season 7 finale, so we can presume it’s going to be action-packed.
Game of Thrones returns with all new episodes July 16 on HBO. If you don’t have HBO, just get HBO GO or HBO NOW to keep up with the season. You an always cancel as soon as it ends, and the few bucks it costs is well worth it.