Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Episode To Be The Longest in Years

Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Since the final two Game of Thrones seasons were announced to be three to four episodes shorter than we are used to, there has been much discussion as to how this will affect each episode’s running time, if at all. Now, the running time of the season seven premiere has been revealed —and it’s a long one, though not extraordinarily so.

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Game of Thrones Stars Have More Screen Time Than Ever in Season 7!

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in front of her new throne / Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Did you think I was kidding about the flood of Game of Thrones promotion? Dive in and soak it up: we’re officially in-season now and it feels so good. Today’s new material: cast members and showrunner D.B. Weiss talk to Entertainment Weekly about their major increase in screen time for season 7.

“When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’” Emilia Clarke says to EW. “We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”

Peter Dinklage
agrees, saying, “I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time.”

But with the season only running for seven episodes this year, how did this come about? Everyone was afraid they’d be seeing less of their favorites. But when Weiss explains it, it all comes together.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Location Report: HBO Likely to Return to Southern Spain

Game of Thrones TK Season 7, Episode TK Air Date: TK Emilia Clark as Daenerys Targaryen and a Dragon

Los Barruecos de Malpartida in Andalucía, in Game of Thrones season seven

Season seven hasn’t even graced our screens and yet news about season eight of Game of Thrones continue trickling in. In the coming months we will learn all about the new actors, directors, and locations of the last season, but even now it’s starting to get real: if all goes according to plan, the show is returning to film in Andalucía, Spain.

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Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Isaac H. Wright on possible season 7 Stark reunion; Writers tease Game of Thrones end-game!

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Along with the Stark-centric covers for EW‘s next issue, the magazine is —as usual— previewing some of their incoming interviews and reports online, in dribs and drabs. Today, in a lovely video, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington and Isaac Hampstead Wright (all dressed up as their characters) imagine how a happy reunion of the remaining scions of House Stark would look like. There are more explicit teases about what’s to come in Game of Thrones, in an interview with David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Bryan Cogman.

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House Stark Graces the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Photo: EntertainmentWeekly.com

Photo: EntertainmentWeekly.com

With the dropping of the poster, pics and trailer in quick succession, the Game of Thrones promotional deluge has begun and shows no signs of slowing! Today, Entertainment Weekly revealed their special collector’s set of covers for their next issue, featuring the surviving members of House Stark. Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead Wright will all grace the cover of the magazine’s June 2/9 edition (available May 30th), each on a solo cover and all together for one heart-stopping family photo cover.

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Kit Harington reflects on the end of Game of Thrones

Jon Snow

The excitement of the newest Game of Thrones trailer landing today has us all anxious for season 7, but the closer we get to it, the closer the end becomes. As fans, it’s difficult for us to imagine life without Game of Thrones on our television sets. It will be even harder for the cast and crew, who have put so much of their time, energy, heart, and soul into its production.

For Kit Harington – who has played one of the most central characters, Jon Snow – the end of the series will be bittersweet. In a new interview with Esquire, Harington shares his outlook on life after Game of Thrones. “Without saying whether I make it to the last season, we’ve been trying to say goodbye to the show this year,” he explains. “Thrones nicely bookended my twenties, but I’m thirty now. Maybe I can reinvent myself and get away from an image that’s so synonymous with Thrones, but maybe this was the role I was always meant to play and that was it.”

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The Ultimate Comprehensive Breakdown of the Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer!

The Game of Thrones season 7 trailer finally arrived earlier today, reminding us all that the Great War is on its way (if not actually here). And like last year, as a friend of ours pointed out, Davos gets the best line!

Now, for the breakdown: we have a ton of juicy material to work with, so we’re going to get to it and dissect this beautiful trailer to bits. A picture is worth a thousand words, and we have several dozen images to play with- a Game of Thrones nerd’s dream! We’ll be digging into every quick bit that flashes through the trailer, using all our knowledge, so get ready for it: the ultimate breakdown!

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer Released: The Great War Is (Finally) Here!

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The wait is finally over. In March we got a few teasers, with no real footage from season seven to speak of. In April, a batch of promotional photographs arrived, giving us an official early look at what’s coming. Just this week we saw what a big boy Drogon is now, and the definitive poster was revealed. But all that was just preamble. We were waiting for the real thing —aside from the show, that is: the trailer. And it’s finally here!

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Ommegang’s Bend the Knee golden ale is worth swearing allegiance to

Bend the Knee Game of Thrones Ommegang ale

Arriving in stores, your front porch, or your very best dreams is the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series from Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing: Bend the Knee Golden Ale.

“Pils malt, flaked oats, Saaz, Bravo, and Styrian Golding hops all work together to create a beer that’s equally as complex and exciting as the Emmy Award-winning series,” Ommegang says of their latest offering.

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