Game of Thrones Announce Extended Runtimes for Upcoming Season 7

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Excitement is building in the run up to the seventh season of GoT. If you don’t know what GoT stands for, this article isn’t for you. Boom, rejected by an article! Now go and take the time you’ve just saved to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones and enjoy 59 hours worth of entertainment that lies ahead of you! You are welcome you lucky bastard.

Fans of the show are desperate for any news they can cling on to for the upcoming season, and when I say any news, I mean ANY news, bringing us nicely to the latest teasing piece of information regarding the new season, the length of each episode! (Well… two episodes)


Although season seven may be shorter than usual, lasting only seven episodes rather than the usual 10, viewers will not be short of couch time.

Season seven’s premiere will last for 59 minutes, four minutes longer than the average episode and nine minutes longer than the premiere of season six, “The Red Woman”. I know what you’re thinking, “four minutes longer, who cares…?” That was a second test and you failed! Get outta here!

As if an extra four minutes wasn’t exciting enough, the season’s finale is set to be huge, clocking in at well over an hour according to Entertainment Weekly. The finale usually lasts a bit longer than previous episodes but this news has sparked the prospect of what the Independent are calling “an almost feature-length episode”


The reduced seasons have not however reduced the actors workloads, with most of the main cast getting more screen time due to so many characters getting obliterated by wildfire, eaten by dogs, crossed off lists or holding the door. Showrunner, D.B. Weiss commented, “You kill a couple dozen characters, the people who are left by default need to carry more dramatic weight. The all-around bloodbath of season six freed up screen time to spread around to other main characters.”


Game of Thrones Season Seven premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017 and conclude six weeks later on August 27, 2017.


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