'Game of Thrones' season 8: Fans disappointed as none of the episodes of final season is 90 minutes long

When HBO announced that 'Game of Thrones' season 8 will only consist of 6 episodes, they promised that each one would be 90 minutes long


                            'Game of Thrones' season 8: Fans disappointed as none of the episodes of final season is 90 minutes long

'Game of Thrones' season 8, the final season of the HBO show, is one of the most highly anticipated seasons across the world.

In 2018, the showrunners had announced that this season will only consist of six episodes and the news had left fans heartbroken. The makers, however, promised that each episode would be 90 minutes long, unlike the previous seasons where the episodes were only 60 minutes long.

Understandably, fans who were expecting feature-length episodes were once again disappointed when HBO released the run time of each episode. It now seems that not all the episodes will be 90 minutes long.

A poster of Danaerys Targaryen from 'Game of Thrones' season 8. (Source: HBO)
A poster of Danaerys Targaryen from 'Game of Thrones' season 8. (Source: HBO)

In a press statement released on Friday, HBO confirmed the runtime of each episode, airing date and runtime.

The first episode, which will release on April 14 at 9 pm EST, will only be 54 minutes long. Similarly, the second episode, to be aired on April 21, is 58 minutes long.

The longest 'Game of Thrones' episode will be the third episode of season 8, which is 82 minutes long. This will be the mid-season episode and is expected to pack a lot of action along with the show's now-iconic plot twists. Episode four, which will air on May 5, will be 78 minutes long.

The last two episodes, which will mark the end of what has been one of the most loved shows in recent times, will be 80 minutes long.

'Game of Thrones' show stars Kit Harrington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister.

The eighth season will reveal how Jon Snow plans to fight the White Walkers, how Cersei will try to keep the throne to herself and whose side the Lannisters will stand on in the battle between the Northerners and White Walkers.