Game of Thrones season 7 will be longer than you think…

Game of Thrones fan site, Watchers on the Wall have been keeping a watchful eye over the #HBO website recently and have now revealed the scheduled run time for each episode of the entire season. While most shows only air episodes that are 40-45 minutes in length, Game of Thrones has always had the benefit of a full hour due to HBO's lack of commercials.

The previous longest episode of the series was the season 6 finale, which ran 69 minutes.

Watchers on the Wall found the episode listings for the Game of Thrones season 7 episodes on HBO's schedule (though there is always the chance the exact times may change). And the creators packed a lot of death (and other things) into that one.

If you're one of the incessant voices begging for a Game of Thrones movie, this is your lucky day. Who knows how much content needs to be wedged into those final episodes in order for them to be complete? And hopes that those fewer episodes would at least be long ones were dashed when Entertainment Weekly reported that "the remaining episodes are not, for the most part, longer".

In the lead up to the highly anticipated seventh season of Game Of Thrones, we're hungry for every morsel of information we can get regarding Westeros and its inhabitants. However, the season 7 finale-"clocking in at well over an hour"-would be an exception".

The premiere will air on July 16, with a simulcast on HBO at 9pm ET in the USA and on Sky Atlantic at 2am on United Kingdom soil. The season will run through August 27.

Unfortunately, we still have more than a month before the series commences in the USA and the UK.

  • Salvatore Jensen