These 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 episodes will be movies

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HBO shared an official length and air date Friday for all six episodes in the show's eighth and final season.

This is longer than every single Game of Thrones episode that has been aired so far, except the Season 7 finale, The Dragon and the Wolf.

At 82 minutes, season eight's third episode is going to be absolutely epic.

We knew from a previous leak that the last few episodes would be way longer than usual, but to see HBO go all-out for the finale is heartening - after all, Game of Thrones season 8 needs to give us an huge amount of closure after all these years.

Episode 3 - April 28, 1 hr. Then, the 5th will be on for an hour and 18 minutes, while the 12th will be back up to an hour and 20 minutes.

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That means just the opening two episodes will come in at the usual one-hour mark, with the final four chunks receiving boosted runtimes. All episodes will begin at 9 p.m. on HBO.

From that point, the lengths are edging closer to film length.

Game of Thrones returns April 14.

The episodes will be broadcast on Sunday's at 9pm EST in the United States and Canada, or 9pm on Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in Ireland and the UK.

As a reminder, there's so much to look forward to this time around including everything from the resolution of several key storylines like how the incursion of the Army of the Dead will be repelled, who will end up on the Iron Throne and which of the series' most beloved characters will live and die. The live simulcast of the first episode will kick off at 2am on April 15, if we're being exact.

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