Update: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode Runtimes and Debut Dates Confirmed – IGN

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Update: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode Runtimes and Debut Dates Confirmed – IGN

Six hours and 50 minutes of GoT…

Update 03/15/2019: Those rumoured runtimes have been proven correct. HBO has now released the debut dates and timings for all six episodes in Game of Thrones Season 8. 

Although there are no direct spoilers for Season 8, please turn back now if you wish to not find out any runtimes for the final season of game of Thrones.

Season 8, episode 1

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 0:54

Season 8, episode 2

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 0:58

Season 8, episode 3

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 1:22

Season 8, episode 4

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 1:18

Season 8, episode 5

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 1:20

Season 8, episode 6

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
  • Estimated running time: 1:20

Original story follows.

The runtimes for all six episodes in game of Thrones’ Season 8 have reportedly been released by HBO through their unique URL’s that are live on HBO’s programming site.

Winter Is Coming noticed that HBO released their programming schedule for the first two episodes in Season 8, which will run for 54 and 58 minutes each.

The site then saw that user Noselessman on Disqus discovered that the URL’s can be modified by changing the numbers with each future episode number, in which, a page pops up revealing each episode and runtime for Season 8.

The reported runtimes for all six episodes of Season 8 are as follows:

  • Season 8 Episode 1 – 54 minutes
  • Season 8 Episode 2 – 58 minutes
  • Season 8 Episode 3 – 60 minutes
  • Season 8 Episode 4 – 78 minutes
  • Season 8 Episode 5 – 80 minutes
  • Season 8 Episode 6 – 80 minutes

The runtimes for Season 8 get progressively longer as the season unfolds, but is not uncommon for game of Thrones. Season 7’s finale came in at nearly 80 minutes, which has been the longest game of Thrones episode to date.

Total, the runtimes equal six hours and 50 minutes, which Newsweek pointed out is still shorter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The first episode in Season 8 premieres on April 14, and make sure to check out photos for the upcoming final season. The finale for Season 7 set an all-time record for HBO, with 16.5 million viewers on the night it premiered.

For everything to prepare you for Season 8, read about who the Night King is out to kill is Season 8, every character confirmed for the Battle of Winterfell, and that the battle itself is said to be the longest consecutive battle sequence to ever be filmed.

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Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN and thinks spoilers are no fun. Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade.

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