Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long

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Winter Is Coming noticed that HBO released their programming schedule for the first two episodes in Season 8, which will run for 54 and 58 minutes each.

The revealed runtimes differ somewhat from 2018 runtime hints, such as series' director David Nutter's description: "Season 8 episodes will all, I think, be longer than 60 minutes".

TV pundits have, however, warned that the runtimes can be changed by a few minutes and that the schedule released up till now is subject to change.

Public listings for season eight's first two episodes have been joined by unlisted but publicly accessible listings for the final four episodes.

The viewership of the show has only increased with time, with season 7 viewed by as many as 12 million people in the United States alone on the day of season finale.

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In the wake of a truly epic trailer, Game Of Thrones hype has reached an all-time high.

So, what gives? Why are the first two episodes of what's expected to be the biggest, boldest, most jaw-dropping, WTF-inducing season of Game of Thrones a little shorter than expected?

With only six episodes to fit a whole season's worth of story into, Thrones will have to make the most of every minute of season 8. But when you have a series with such a large community of fans, it is very hard to please everyone, as D.B. Weiss and David Benioff told EW.

This second season of Game of Thrones also includes 10 bonus videos detailing behind-the-scenes and other extras for fans of the show. Check back with Looper before the season 8 launch to learn what the final six episodes are titled.

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