Following news that Game of Thrones season 7 premier will be longer than usual, the series finale is following suit with an extra-long episode. Fans were disappointed to hear that this season will only run for seven episodes so they will be delighted to hear that the episodes could be the longest yet.
It was reported this week that the first episode will run for 59 minutes when it premiers on 16th July in the US and simultaneously in the early hours of 17th July in the UK.
This marks the longest season premiere since the very first one in 2011 which clocked in at 62 minutes. There have been rumours that the episodes of the season seven premier will be longer too, however EW says that this isn’t the case. The site points out that the episodes will be the usual length for obvious reasons – if GOT producers needed more time to tell the story, they’d just make another episode.
Thiat said we will be seeing a lot more from our favourites this time around, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) are getting a lot more screen time. “When I first read this season, I thought, ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’. “ Clark told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”
Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic in the UK in July. We can't wait!!