‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Episodes Will Be Longer After All

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Not that long ago, there was a report suggesting that most of the episodes in the second-to-last season of Game of Thrones would be about the usual length. However, a new report suggests that not only will many of the episodes be nearly a whole hour in length, but that the last two will be nearly feature-length in and of themselves.

The respected Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall has come across data that suggest the running time of the next few episodes are going to be quite significant. The data is as follows:

  • Episode 1: 59 minutes.
  • Episode 2: 59 minutes.
  • Episode 3: 63 minutes.
  • Episode 4: 50 minutes.
  • Episode 5: 59 minutes.
  • Episode 6: 71 minutes.
  • Episode 7: 81 minutes.

The shortest episode in this set is 50 minutes long, which is usually on the low-end of what to expect from the previous seasons. In the meantime, three episodes are greater than an hour in length, and the last two set records for the longest Game of Thrones episodes ever, being (respectively) slightly and significantly longer than the Season 6 finale. Furthermore, the other three are only a few seconds shy of being an hour apiece. All things considered, that’s a far cry from the previous statements suggesting that only the premiere and the finale would be longer than usual.

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: Watchers on the Wall

‘Game Of Thrones’: Everything We Know So Far About Season 7

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Game of Thrones 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.

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.