The Game of Thrones season 7 run times have been released, and it looks like we’ll be in Westeros a lot longer than expected.
According to Watchers on the Wall, Game of Thrones season 7 will take full advantage of its running time, with only one clocking in at significantly under an hour.
Most episodes of the HBO fantasy series have run shorter than the full hour, so the run-times below should provide some consolation for the abbreviated seven episode season.
Episode 1: 59 minutes
Episode 2: 59 minutes
Episode 3: 63 minutes
Episode 4: 50 minutes
Episode 5: 59 minutes
Episode 6: 71 minutes
Episode 7: 81 minutes
The Game of Thrones season 7 run times mean that the sixth and seventh installments will both break records for the series’ longest episode. Last year’s season finale, “The Winds of Winter,” took a grand 68 minutes to kill most of the players in King’s Landing, elect a new King of the North, and finally get Daenerys’ butt across the Narrow Sea.
So it’s pretty thrilling — and in typically Game of Thrones fashion, terrifying — to contemplate what the last two episodes of season 7 will bring. At nearly an hour and a half, the season finale seems especially ripe with possibility for titanic battles, epic reunions, and oh, just so much death.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.
Are you encouraged by the longer ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 run times?