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16 Mar 2019

It's official! GoT Season 8 will have multiple 80-minute episodes

Multiple 80-minute episodes confirmed for GoT Season 8

It was all speculation till now, but HBO recently confirmed that Game of Thrones' upcoming season will have multiple episodes touching the 80-minute run time.

The 8th and final season of the show, with only 6 episodes, will be the shortest in the series as far as the count of episodes goes.

On Friday, HBO released the run times of all the six episodes.

In context

Multiple 80-minute episodes confirmed for GoT Season 8
Four out of six episodes to cross the 1-hour mark

Run times

Four out of six episodes to cross the 1-hour mark

Run times of the first two episodes were confirmed a few days ago, and yesterday, HBO released of the remaining four.

Here's how long the episodes will be -

Episode 1: 54 minutes

Episode 2: 58 minutes

Episode 3: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Episode 4: 1 hour, 18 minutes

Episode 5: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Episode 6: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Production

Production of the upcoming season began in 2017

Season 8 has been in production for around two years now and showrunners have been extremely secretive.

They've even filmed multiple endings to avoid any spoilers.

While filming wrapped in July 2018, post-production took a lot of time.

David Benioff, DB Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George RR Martin serve as executive and co-executive producers.

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The much-awaited 'Game of Thrones' last season starts April 14

All information about the last season's story has been kept under wraps by HBO.

Fans were recently treated with a new trailer, but it did not give any major plot points away.

The episodes have been written by David Benioff and DB Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff and DB Weiss will serve as the directors.

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Game of Thrones was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels.

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Episodes were shot at multiple locations across Europe and Iceland. They are usually filmed on real locations rather than sets.

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No. Season 8 is the last one. But HBO is planning to release a spinoff soon.

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