HBO Releases Game of Thrones Season 8 Running Time of All Episodes
‘Game of Thrones’ has taken the whole word by storm already and people are anxiously waiting for the final season of the show which is only around one month away from now. The Game of Thrones Season 8 is all set to be realised on April 14th, 2019 and after this, we are not going to hear of the show anymore. Its been two years since the makers have taken their first steps towards the finality of Game of Thrones, i.e Season 8. The trailer of this season has been launched few weeks back where the HBO makers have decided to tease the audience as much as they can without actually releasing/revealing the plot of the season.
All the scenes that are edited and composed in the trailer seemed as if they are almost real yet projective making the audience unsure whether they are the actual scenes in the show. The HBO has already reported the run time of the first two episodes of the show, standing at 54 minutes and 58 minutes following the tradition of around one-hour episodes as per the history of the show. However, after the revealing of the run time, the audience quickly made their guesses about how the rest of the episodes of the show will be more than an hour long, while keeping the rumor that the final episodes can be around 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours, altogether.
Few days back, all the runtimes of the episodes have been revealed with estimated durations. In the list of runtimes with respect to the lengths, Episode 3 stands on the top with the longest runtime of 1 hour, 22 minutes followed by Episode 4 which is of 1 hour 18 minutes. The finale episodes of the show, Episode 5 (Game of Thrones S08E05) and Episode 6 (Game of Thrones S08E06) are of 1 hour 20 minutes long.
All the release dates of the show reveal tat the new episodes will start from April 14th and will apparently end on May 19th. The consecutive timeline of release dates show that HBO has no intention of taking any dramatic breaks with the final season airing not only in order to avoid the spoilers/leaks from happening but also to cater the audience with whatever they want.
The most standing out information of the final season is that its not the longest episode which has the most running time. As mentioned earlier, the longest episode is the third episode and according to our guesses, it will be episode where the setting for the first major battle between Westeros and the White Walkers will be built in this episode. If you remember the trailer, we have already seen many glimpses of the Starks joining Daenerys Targaryen and the massive army as they prepare for the gigantic war.
Winterfell is also the biggest challenge that has been posed to the White Walkers as they enter Westeros after being seen breaking the wall towards the end of the Season 7. Here’s a good change that this epic battle will be shown fighting here. Looking into the content, it makes sense that the initial two episodes of the show will be short as the story will not be having any major twists or turns in it.
According to sources, all the initial episodes of the show will be spent in showing the audience about the major characters of the map. Game of Thrones has followed the similar pattern of building the show towards the climax in order to get a twist which has the exact format with which it is going.
Collider has jokingly mentioned how Sundays shall be called ‘The Long Night’ henceforth when the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ airs.
This is also not surprising since the beginning of the show as it has gone up and became a pop phenomenon. The fans will also be watching the show to witness who will survive among the dead army, the living army and finally who will sit on the throne. The running time of all the six episodes of the final show will add upto six hours of the spectacle which unfolds in the Game of Thrones show. It is only understandable why HBO needs to have such longer episodes in the final season and we are not even complaining.
In order to tie all the loose and hanging ends, it is mandatory to require a longer time given the complexity that Westeros has been left in, after so much drama that has happened in the seven seasons. One can’t fully listout all the characters of Game of Thrones, given the bevy. On the top of that, Season 8 will also have many characters that meet and interact for their time in Westeros in order to present a united front against the invasion of the White Walkers. In the light of all the interactions, the runtime also seems extremely satisfactory and adequate to deal with its rich content.