We’re counting down the days until Game of Thrones returns for season eight. Thankfully, HBO just released a sliver of insight into what to expect from the season premiere.
The premium cable network recently updated its spring schedule and revealed the runtime for season eight, episode one, which will premiere Sunday, April 14, and episode two, which drops the following Sunday, April 21.
According to the GoT schedule, the premiere will span 54 glorious minutes. The second episode is a tad longer and will be 58 minutes.
The announcement is in line with an episode time estimate that came courtesy of Orange Cinéma Séries, a French TV group, last year. The estimates projected the first several episodes of the ultimate Game of Thrones season would last one hour and the final four would be closer to two hours (ie: movie length).
HBO has yet to release runtimes for the last four episodes in the six-episode series, but we’re hoping they’re longer than Daenerys’s (Emilia Clarke) hair. The episode titles also haven’t been announced, as they’re usually released two to three weeks before the episodes air.
With so much mystery surrounding the final Game of Thrones season, it’s no wonder we spend our free time coming up with fan theories and studying the history of the Seven Kingdoms. And while we can’t exactly tell the future, thanks to our research we have a sneaking suspicion we know how it all ends.
Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. PT/ET can’t come soon enough.