Game of Thrones season 8 episode runtimes revealed: Yes, all six of them


How much time will you need to set aside each week for Game of Thrones season 8? Although the first two episodes were known, we now have all six.

Game of Thrones fans, prepare yourself. While our sister site, Winter is Coming, broke yesterday the runtimes of the first two episodes of season 8, a comment on that site proceeded to reveal how to find out the other four episodes’ runtimes.

We here at Culturess have verified their method, and so can now present to you all six episodes’ runtime, as posted on HBO. Suffice it to say that there are some big episodes on the way.

We’ll start with the first two episodes:

  • Episode 1: 54 minutes
  • Episode 2: 58 minutes

Okay, now here’s the new stuff, updated:

  • Episode 3: 1 hour, 22 minutes
  • Episode 4: 1 hour, 18 minutes
  • Episode 5: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Episode 6 (and the series finale): 1 hour, 20 minutes

Don’t believe us?

It makes sense that the show would stop at about the 1 hour, 20 minute mark. Any longer and you’re actually running into the length of a theatrical film, and it’s hard to control budgets. Sure, Game of Thrones has spent oodles of money, but there’s only so much you can do before you have to go to an actual studio to co-finance a film.

However, these are some of the longest episodes in the show’s history, and that’s probably for good reason. There’s still a lot of story to tell, and with the six-episode limit in place, there’s only so much time to tell it. Doing the math, though, we have more than six hours of content remaining in the show — it’s actually closer to seven hours, in fact.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know the titles of any of the episodes. HBO has been notoriously stingy with them in the past few seasons, so don’t expect that to change. We do expect, however, to know the series premiere title before the premiere, but with a month and some change to go, there’s plenty of time for another big reveal.

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Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on April 14.