‘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 HBO‘s 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