The last ever season of Game of Thrones is set for release in 2019. 2018 was the first without new episodes of the HBO fantasy series since it began in 2010. Game of Thrones typically consists of 10 episodes per season, but season seven contain just seven and season eight will only have six. The longer production time (over two years) however, suggests that most if not all of the episodes will be longer than the usual 50 minutes.
Will Game of Thrones season 8 have feature-length episodes?
Game of Thrones season eight’s episodes will be longer than usual.
Iain Glen who plays Ser Jorah Mormont on the show spoke to Express.co.uk last year about season eight’s episodes.
“We all sat down for the read-through of six feature-length episodes,” he said.
“They took longer to film, cost more, and are more surprising.
“[They] read like the six best scripts [with] monumental set pieces.”
Previously, showrunners and co-creators David Benioff and DB Weiss told Entertainment Weekly: “From the beginning we’ve wanted to tell a 70-hour movie.
“It will turn out to be a 73-hour movie, but it’s stayed relatively the same of having the beginning, middle and now we’re coming to the end.
“It would have been really tough if we lost any core cast members along the way, I’m very happy we’ve kept everyone and we get to finish it the way we want to.”
So it looks like fans can look forward to enjoying essentially six movies to finish off George R R Martin’s epic screen adaptation.
When will Game of Thrones season 8 be released?
Game of Thrones season eight will return this April for its final season.
The very first episode of the world’s biggest show will air on April 14.
Season eight only contains six episodes but fans are in for a treat as each one is set to be feature length.
The series will air on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Game of Thrones season 8 starts on April 14