‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Will Be the Longest Episode Yet
There’s been some back and forth on Game of Thrones Season 7 having longer runtimes than previous years, but the full episode breakdown brings good news. Season 7 may have been hacked down to seven episodes, but at least two of them will be the series’ longest outings to date.
This information comes to us by way of Watchers on the Wall, though it should be noted that Entertainment Weekly refuted recent suggestions that Season 7’s July 16 premiere would be the longest opener yet. Still, the penultimate Season 7 episode is now said to run 71 minutes, three more than the series’ longest 68-minute episode, while the finale will swoop in at a dragon-sized 81 minutes.
Here’s the full breakdown:
Episode 1: 59 minutes
Episode 2: 59 minutes
Episode 3: 63 minutes
Episode 4: 50 minutes
Episode 5: 59 minutes
Episode 6: 71 minutes
Episode 7: 81 minutes
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 7, now set for a July 16 premiere, a list of directors for the year has been announced along with rumors of some major set pieces and battles (with record-setting fire stunts) and airplane-sized dragons. Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent gave us surprising details of his “significant” role, while several notable returns have likely been revealed, along with unexpected MLB and musical cameos, and one recast.
We’ll see what other new details arise in the coming weeks, but watch the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer below, and stay tuned.