Hey, Game of Thrones fans! Are you upset about seasons 7 and 8 being shorter than 10 episodes? Are you still lamenting the delayed release of 7 and extended hiatus before 8? Well, this new piece of gossip, fresh from Con of Thrones, may have just the remedy you need:
Possible feature length episodes in season 8!
The Game of Thrones fan convention, Con of Thrones, just passed (June 30- July 2) and fans got a bit of an inside scoop from sound designer Paula Fairfield. It seems that the Season 7 episodes will all be sixty minutes, like the episodes from previous seasons, save for the season finale, which Fairfield claims will run for a full 82 minutes. For the following season, however, that could end up breaking the norm, with every episode clocking in at about 80 minutes. Just for perspective, that’s the length of the average Disney movie. Every Game of Thrones Sunday could be a full-length feature of death, betrayal, epic battles, and dragons.
Game of Thrones would not be the first show to do this. Black Mirror has episodes that breach the 80-minute mark and Sherlock has been giving fans 90-minute episodes. It would take some getting used to, considering how brutal the coming seasons promise to be, but it would stretch the total run time of the season to nearly that of a full regular season, despite only being 6 or so episodes. It’s not confirmed yet but HBO is taking this into consideration as they prepare to air the rest of Season 7, which premiered on July 16th.
Here at Word of the Nerd, we’ll be renewing our detailed coverage of the show, including the podcast It is Known, in which we review every episode and give our take on whatever Benioff and Weiss dish out each week.