‘Game of Thrones’ Final Episode Lengths, Dates Revealed

There are only six episodes left of Game Of Thrones - when it returns next month for its eighth and final season, it will be the series' shortest run. But as it turns out, the longest episodes for Season 8 come in shorter than even the average animated kids' film. Make sure you've cleared out your Sunday nights for the following dates, because it's unlikely you'll have time to do anything other than watching the feature-length episodes and talking about them for hours afterwards.

So, for the last four episodes of the season, we're getting pretty close to movie-length.

Episode 4 on May 5 will be 1 hour and 18 minutes, and the final two episodes of the entire series will each be 1 hour and 20 minutes.

According to the press release from HBO, the first two episodes of the season - airing April 14 and 21 - run at a little under an hour, which is not all that different from past episodes.

Another pointed out that HBO has counted "making of material" shown at the end of the episodes in their official runtimes, raising questions about how much of these times are devoted only to the story. This is the biggest show in terms of scale we've ever seen, and in terms of fandom, possibly the biggest show ever, period.

If it wasn't already obvious to you that there's quite a lot of excitement building about Game of Thrones, perhaps this - the news that it's now reached a point where it's inspiring special collections of Adidas trainers - will spell it out for you.

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