Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here, and it’s almost time for our watch to begin finally. We’ve been waiting two years for this and to say that fans are excited would be a massive understatement. Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 airs on April 14, 2019, which is a week away from now.
Warning: This post has spoilers from the first few episodes of Game of Thrones Season 8. Continue at your own risk.
In the finale of the previous season, we saw all the major lords of Westeros meeting at the Dragonpit, where Jon made the threat of the Undead known to everyone. The Crown accepted a truce, but in reality, Cersei only wanted the Night King to go ahead and slaughter her enemies for her. At the same time, she asked Euron Greyjoy to buy the Golden Company for her.
Meanwhile, Jon and Dany headed to Winterfell on a boat. At Eastwatch by the Sea, The Night King used his Undead Viserion to wreck the Wall and finally entered Westeros. The final season of the show will open with Jon and Daenerys arriving at Winterfell. But, how long will the episodes be?
Here is the runtime of each the six episodes along with their air dates.
Season 8, episode 1, April 14: 54 minutes.
Season 8, episode 2, April 21: 58 minutes
Season 8, episode 3, April 28: 1 hour and 22 minutes
Season 8, episode 4, May 5: 1 hour and 18 minutes
Season 8, episode 5, May 12: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Season 8, episode 6, May 19: 1 hour and 20 minutes.
As mentioned above, the first two episodes won’t be as long. In fact, we’ve had longer episodes in the series. But, the last four episodes certainly pack a punch.
The third episode, which is going to feature the Battle of Winterfell, has the longest runtime of all. This episode is directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who’s formerly been in charge of the Battle of Bastards, along with many other memorable ones. I’m very excited for the upcoming season to begin, and I hope that you are too.