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Game Of Thrones Season 8's First Two Episodes Aren't Extra Long

EW.com will have daily GoT coverage up until launch and through the season.

The grand finale of Game of Thrones is coming, but according to the show's creators, some fans are not going to be happy with the long-awaited climax of the series.

A pair of HBO website listings for season eight of Game of Thrones plus a few more kept out of public view together detail the six-part season's runtime, episode by episode.

Our anticipation for the final season has reached fever pitch. Paging through to Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21, the airdates for the first and second installments of Thrones' final season, the outlet discovered that the first episode will run for 54 minutes and the second will last 58 minutes. Normally, individual episodes are priced at $4.49 CAD each (there are 10 episodes in season 2).

Game of Thrones will, besides its linear broadcast on M-Net (DStv 101), also be on MultiChoice's DStv Now Catch Up service after new episodes have been shown, with new episodes also becoming available on the Showmax subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.

So, what gives? Why are the first two episodes of what's expected to be the biggest, boldest, most jaw-dropping, WTF-inducing season of Game of Thrones a little shorter than expected?

In an interaction with Entertainment Weekly, director David Nutter had divulged some information about the series saying, "The fans will not be let down".

I mean, look at the number of people who watched the season's official trailer.

When DVD or digital screeners of shows are not given to the press, or films are not shown as a press screening, it is now generally assumed that it's not done because the content is bad.

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