Game of Thrones is one of the most expensive TV series ever made, also we already knew that the final Game of Thrones season was also the most expensive than usually , we’re starting to learn why.
Game of Thrones From Now Will Have Longer Episodes Than Usual
Ser Davos Seaworth who is played by Liam Cunningham on the HBO famous drama, tells that the eighth and final season will be longer then other seasons, despite being the shortest season yet with only six episodes. Actor explains the reason, it will be longer because each episode will likely be longer than usual one hour.
“The episodes are definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer,” explains Cunningham, who start work on the Emmy-winning series on Sunday with a table read in Belfast.
“We’re filming right up until the summer. When you think about it, up until last season we’d have six months to do ten episodes, so we’re doing way more than that for six episodes. So that obviously will translate into longer episodes.”
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This isn’t too surprising given that Thrones‘ penultimate season featured two extended episodes, including the show’s longest episode yet. The Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf” had a running time of 80 minutes.
However, Cunningham, who can next be seen in Amazon’s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, clarifies that none of the episode lengths are set in stone for Season 8 because even creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t know how long each of the final episodes will be until they’re in the editing room.
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