"Game of Thrones" Season 7 might have lesser episodes than the previous seasons but it will have the longest episode the HBO show has ever witnessed. The finale of the seventh season will have a running time of 81 minutes and the whole season would also be slightly longer than its predecessors.
"Game of Thrones" Season 7 is all set to premiere in one month and the buzz is getting louder about the upcoming episodes. According to Mashable, all the episodes of the upcoming season are around one hour in length but episodes 6 and 7 are the longest the HBO fantasy series has ever witnessed. They are truly record-making episodes as till date no other season has witnessed an episode with such a long running time.
While episode 6 of "Game of Thrones" Season 7 has a running time of 71 minutes, episode 7 clocks at 81 minutes. Notably, the finale of Season 6 which is "The Winds of Winter" was till date the longest episode of the series as it ran for 68 minutes. Nevertheless, this is great news for fans as they had been left disheartened after the showrunners declared that "Game of Thrones" Season 7 would have only seven episodes, instead of the regular ten.
Speaking of showrunners, Dan Weiss had said in May that "Game of Thrones" Season 7 would have two episodes with a running time that goes above 60 minutes, Entertainment Weekly has learned. David Benioff had revealed that one of the episodes of the season has a running time nearing 90 minutes. In fact, he had said that one episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7 would be the shortest with a length of 50 minutes.
Now that the running times of all the episodes of Season 7 has been leaked online, it is clear that episode 4 is the shortest and episode 7 which makes the finale the longest. Nevertheless, the entire "Game of Thrones" Season 7 would be slightly longer than the previous seasons. "Game of Thrones" Season 7 will premiere on July 16.