‘Game of Thrones’ Final Episodes Could Be Feature-Length

Above: Jaime Lannister confronts a foe

After a lengthy hiatus that seemed like forever, Game of Thrones will finally return to our screens on July 16. The upcoming season was in production for a little longer than expected, but judging from a couple of teasers, it appears as though the new episodes were very much worth the wait.

Along with the adventures of Cersei, Jon, and Daenerys, you can expect a ton of walkers, swordplay, and of course, plenty of dragons. All in all, Game of Thrones looks primed to take over Sunday nights once again, and will take its rightful place on the Iron Throne er, we mean primetime television.

If you’re looking to spoil the fun, there have already been a slew of potential plot leaks online. Thankfully, you won’t be aware of these spoilers if you’ve managed to avoid fan forums these past few months. Despite having a good portion of the show leak out there, you’ll be hard pressed to find out anything regarding the series finale.

It may seem incredibly far away, and this is before you factor in talk that the show may be postponed until 2019. If this is the case, it makes plenty of sense to hear that producers are already planning ahead and crafting another batch of cinematic episodes. And according to new reports, these aforementioned chapters will be extended to over an hour in length.

Game of Thrones sound designer, Paula Fairfield, let the exciting news slip during a convention last week. It’s great information considering that season eight of the show is only slated for a mere six episodes. Should Fairfield be speaking the truth, it may end up being a considerable amount of screentime with each show lasting between 70 and 80 minutes.

Once again, nothing is set in stone and the finale is subject to change. Still, it’s a juicy detail that only generate more intrigue and excitement for the blockbuster fantasy adventure. Before you lose your minds in anticipation, make sure you set your PVR for the season premiere which will screen on HBO Canada in two weeks.

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