'Game of Thrones' 7th season will have longer episodes than usual

'Game of Thrones' 7th season will have longer episodes than usual

'Game of Thrones' 7th season will have longer episodes than usual

The run time suddenly shoots up for the finals two episodes, though, with Episode 6 set to last 71 minutes and the final episode - Episode 7 - listed at a whopping 81 minutes.

Game of Thrones returns with season seven on July 16, 2017 on HBO.

The information was discovered by trawling the HBO.com listings for each of the forthcoming episodes.

Now, once Game of Thrones hits episode six this season, things get really long.

The news that there's going to be fewer episodes in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones has left some fans feeling gloomier than Jon Snow after a 10-hour stint at the top of The Wall.

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Christian " reports he is transient and does not know the last time he had a permanent address", the documents said. Police and witnesses say the victims were defending two teen girls who were the focus of Christian's tirade.

Watchers on the Wall, a Game of Thrones-dedicated site that gained notoriety for a number of accurate leaks when it first launched, discovered the length of all seven episodes posted on HBO's website, including the finale.

Well, given that Season 6 ended in the most epic way possible - we'll never forget that double-whammy of "Battle of the Bastards" and 'The Winds of Winter - we're delighted to see that Benioff and Weiss won't be skimping on the running time in Season 7 - in fact, they're extending it.

So what does this tell us about what we'll be seeing in season 7? That record will be broken twice in season seven.

The penultimate episode of season 7 beats that out by three minutes, and the finale is almost the length of a short movie.

Then again, some series - most notably, Sons of Anarchy in its later years on FX - have over-exerted themselves with too-long episodes, often a case of a network not knowing how to rein in a powerful showrunner.

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