Game of Thrones is well on its way to the end with only 4 episodes left in the final season. The series began with only 6 episodes its name, and two of them have already been released these past weeks.

But fans will be delighted to know that the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 will have extended runtime to make up for the fewer number of episodes.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3: Longest episode ever

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 runtime

According to official HBO sources, the last 4 episodes of the final season will have run time of nearly 80 minutes. But the upcoming episode featuring the battle for Winterfell will run for 1 hour and 22 minutes. This is even longer than the rest of the episodes.

The title of the episode has not been revealed yet. And the shooting of this particular installment lasted for 11 weeks, with nearly 750 people.

Co-executive producer Brian Cogman talked about the much-hyped episode in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He said,

“This final face-off between the army of the Dead and the army of the living is completely unprecedented and relentless and a mixture of genres even within the battle.”

The episode will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who was also the man behind the camera at Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards.

The cast talks about an unpleasant experience

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 run timeOn the flip side, cast and crew talked about the uncomfortable experience they had on the sets while filming this episode. Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, said,

“It was the most unpleasant experience I’ve had on Thrones.”

Rory McCann who plays The Hound expressed similar emotions. He said,

“Everybody prays they never have to do this again.”

Fans will just have to wait a few days now to witness this epic battle. You can watch Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 this Sunday on HBO at 9:00 p.m.