HBO Unveils Airdates And Runtimes For Finale Game Of Thrones Season

by Erik Amaya


Get hype. Game of Thrones will finally be back in a month’s time. But as rumored since the final two season were announced, some of those episodes will reach beyond the hour mark into feature film length. HBO, which runs the series, released complete airdate and runtime information early on Friday. They indicate the first two episodes will be the more customary GoT length — around 55 minutes — but the final four reach the 80 minute length with Episode 3 clocking in at 83 minutes! According to the American Film Institute, any film beyond 40 minutes is a feature; but the modern standard is 80 minutes. So these final chapters will be epic.

Of course, everyone knew they would be, what with the march of the White Walkers and a battle for Winterfell in the offing. We’re not going to speculate what might happen in this final season, but we always thought it might end in ice.

Here’s the complete list of airdates and runtimes for Game of Thrones eighth and final season:

Season 8, episode 1
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:54

Season 8, episode 2
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:58

Season 8, episode 3
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:22

Season 8, episode 4
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:18

Season 8, episode 5
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

Season 8, episode 6
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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