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HBO has confirmed running times for the final six episodes of “Game of Thrones,” finally putting an end to speculation on potentially supersized installments as the epic fantasy series wraps up.
Fans hoping for those rumored two-hour episodes will be disappointed. But at least four are extended from the usual hour, coming in at around 80 minutes.
In terms of episode count, the upcoming Season 8 will be the drama’s shortest season with just six episodes compared to last season’s seven, and 10 each for the previous six.
The last season kicks off April 14 in its usual time slot and comes in at 54 minutes. The next episode is just slightly longer at 58 minutes.
Things pick up in episode 3 on April 28, which has an 82-minute running time, the longest ever for the show. The final three episodes clock in at 78 minutes, 80 minutes and 80 minutes again for the series finale.
Previously, the longest episode of “Game of Thrones” was “The Dragon and the Wolf” at around 80 minutes, which was the final installment of Season 7, and sees two main characters, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), finally hooking up. The episode also reveals the full extent of who Jon’s parents really were and that he’s the heir to the Iron Throne.