The upcoming HBO schedule seems to reveal the official runtime for all six episodes in Game of Thrones Season 8, which premieres April 14 and will bring the epic fantasy series to a conclusion. What D.B. Weiss and David Benioff want, is for fans to react like they did for the ending of Breaking Bad: 'I hope we'll have the same discussion as Breaking Bad where people were wondering if it was an A or an A +,' Weiss told EW.
Now initially I felt this could not be right as I have never seen any Game of Thrones season yet have such tight runtimes rounded up like that.
Those final four episodes probably fall in the 75-85 minute range with all of the proper notifications going out and most parties probably being fine with it because of how huge Game of Thrones is worldwide.
So, what gives? Why are the first two episodes of what's expected to be the biggest, boldest, most jaw-dropping, WTF-inducing season of Game of Thrones a little shorter than expected? The second episode of the season is listed as 58 minutes long. Though the first two installments are coming in under 60 minutes (and certainly aren't the movie-length episodes that were hinted at a year and a half ago), fans can rest easy knowing that the action and drama featured in each will be oh-so satisfying. The longest episode of the series is season seven's The Dragon and the Wolf, which ran 80 minutes.
Are you excited for Game of Thrones? It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up.
"I'm completely satisfied with how season 8 ends", Nutter wrote. The general feeling is that the run time of the entire season is not enough to possibly get through all the content which needs to feature in this final season of the show.