Lots of fans are wondering about how long the second-to-last set of episodes for Game of Thrones will be, given that Season 7 is going to be three episodes shorter than any of the previous seasons. As it turns out, those hoping for longer episodes are bound to be disappointed – only the season finale and the season premiere are going to exceed the usual episode length.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that most episodes for the penultimate season are going to be about the same length as the majority of the episodes that preceded them, with the season premiere and season finale being the only exceptions. In addition, the season premiere will not be the longest ever, but it will still be lengthier than usual at 58 minutes (which puts it just behind the show’s pilot, “Winter Is Coming”, which was 1 hour and 1 minute).
All in all, this actually isn’t too surprising – the showrunners have indicated that this series only has about 13 more hours to it, and if they needed more time than that, then they would have requested more episodes, not fewer episodes with longer average running times. The cast and crew are, after all, paid by the episode. Given that the showrunners have emphasized that quality is going to be their focus here, quantity is most likely not what matters in this equation.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres July 16, 2017. The series stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
‘Game Of Thrones’: Everything We Know So Far About Season 7
In Westeros, everybody knows “winter is coming.” But in our world, it’s summer we have to watch out for, because that is when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
Only 13 episodes remain before Thrones exits stage left. Seven of those episodes comprise season 7 and six is confirmed to be the count for the eighth and final season next year. Season 6 left off with two of its biggest and most consequential episodes – “Battle of the Bastards,” which depicted the most expensive battle scene yet filmed for the fantasy drama, and “The Winds of Winter,” which takes it title from the unpublished sixth novel of the planned seven that comprise the show’s basis, author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and featured the largest slaughter of named characters in the show’s bloody history.
Now, the game has been reset yet again. Jon Snow has been crowned King in the North by his countrymen, Cersei has seized the Iron Throne in the South, and Daenerys Targaryen sails to Westeros to reclaim it with a massive, multicultural invasion force. And all the while, the Night King, his fellow White Walkers, and their zombie army descend on the Wall, seeking to bring it down and spread wintry death to all of Westeros. After years of war and desolation, can the people of the continent come together in time to avert apocalypse?
We’ll find out come summer. Click Next to scroll through Westeros, from Beyond-the-Wall all the way to aptly-named Oldtown in the south.