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Season 8 'Game Of Thrones' Could Be Up To 90 Minutes Long, Reveals Kit Harington

Paddy Maddison

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Season 8 'Game Of Thrones' Could Be Up To 90 Minutes Long, Reveals Kit Harington

If you can sit through a solid hour of dragons, bloodshed, sex, watching characters you've spent years growing to love have their throats slit and still wind up wanting more, then you are going to LOVE the next and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones.

According to longstanding star of the show Kit Harington, fans should brace themselves as some episodes in season eight will run for the length of a movie. Looks like Jon Snow does know something after all.

Credit: HBO/Game Of Thrones
Credit: HBO/Game Of Thrones

The hit show, which has been running since 2011, now has only six episodes left to air and, according to Harington, they'll be some of the longest and most cinematically spectacular to date.

"We know we have six episodes - we are not sure whether they will run for 70 minutes or even 90 minutes," the actor explained.

"There is so much work still to do. We haven't put together a full episode yet as there is more filming. The length will be a network decision. But we are busy," he added.

The only problem is that it looks like we're going to have to hold out until 2019 to get our fix.

The show, which usually airs in spring is still in production, with the creative team hard at work filming in Ireland, which means there will be no Game of Thrones this year.

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones
Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

While that's a shame, there's a good reason for it - the final season will contain more CGI than ever before, with armies of frozen zombies and plenty of dragons keeping the visual effects team busy for the next year or so.

HBO programming boss Casey Bloys explained all to Entertainment Weekly.

"Here's what I'll tell you," he said. "They take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it's gotten bigger - big battle scenes, big special effects."

Credit: HBO/Game Of Thrones
Credit: HBO/Game Of Thrones

Bloys also revealed more about the Game of Thrones prequels that are currently in the works.

"They're moving along," he said. "We have some really talented writers working on them.

"The one thing I will tell you, which we talked about before, any sort of pilot-to-series [order], there's not going to be anything on our air for a least a year after Game of Thrones airs.

"We're not using the final season to launch a new show or anything like that. There's going to be a separation between the two.

"These are among the best writers working and I'm hopeful."

Featured Image Credit: HBO / Game Of Thrones

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Paddy Maddison
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