Game of Thrones season eight details are coming finally here.
HBO released a statement today confirming the estimated episode length and run date for the final six episodes of GoT, and it looks like the rumors were right (for once). As anticipated, the first two episodes will be about an hour and the final four will be close to movie length.
Like the premium cable channel announced earlier this week, season eight, episode one will debut on Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will run about 54 minutes. The sophomore episode will premiere the following Sunday, April 21, at the same place and time, but will be about 58 minutes.
The final four episodes of the series will run more than an hour, with the third episode dropping on Sunday, April 28, and lasting about one hour and 22 minutes. Episode four and five will air on Sunday, May 5, and Sunday May 12, respectively, and will run one hour and 18 minutes and one hour and 20 minutes.
The series finale (*groan*) will sink a Valyrian steel dagger into our hearts on Sunday, May 19, for about one hour and 20 minutes.
So there you have it: season eight of Game Of Thrones in a nutshell. We’re still waiting for the episode titles, which typically drop two to three weeks prior to the airdate. But at least we know there’s still approximately 432 minutes of programming left until we’re unjustly evicted from the Seven Kingdoms.