Arya Stark is in danger. The ships from the Iron Islands are sailing rough water. Jaime Lannister's keeping a promise. The dragons have flown over Winterfell. And the combined forces of the North and the South are riding to war. If the trailer's anything to go by, the series will have a conclusion as intense as a firestorm. Make sure you're ready.
How many episodes will be in Game of Thrones season 8?
There will be six episodes in season 8, which makes it the shortest ever season of Game of Thrones.
However, director David Nutter – who’s helming three episodes in the season – stated on the online forum Reddit that ‘episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes’. This was more-or-less confirmed by HBO when they released the runtime for each episode, listed below:
Episode 1: 54 minutes
Episode 2: 58 minutes
Episode 3: 82 minutes
Episode 4: 78 minutes
Episode 5: 80 minutes
Episode 6: 80 minutes
So, it looks like episode 3 will be the highlight. Maybe that's the one with the notoriously massive battle sequence, which took 55 consecutive nights to shoot. Let's hope it's worth it.
Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington as Daenarys Targaryen and Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
What’s the story of Game of Thrones season 8? (Season 7 spoilers ahead)
It’s hard to say for sure, considering the various rumours bloating the Internet as well as the series going beyond the original books after season 5. But after the dreaded White Walkers melted through the Wall, the land of Westeros is bound to be an icy hell.
But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series writer/executive producer Bryan Cogman has stated the themes for season 8: ‘It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death’.
In any case, it’s going to be one massive war #forthethrone.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
What's the Game of Thrones season 8 release date?
Monday 15th April on Sky Atlantic at 2am, or at 9pm for all normal UK people. Be ready to feel chilly in Spring.
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