Before Season 7 began, fans already knew that there were just two short (and I mean that literally) seasons left. But now that the end of Season 7 is finally here, viewers are probably wondering how many Game of Thrones episodes are left. After Sunday’s Season 7 finale, there will be just six episodes remaining and then it will all be over.
I know, that’s a depressing thought, but the good news is that for the last season of Game of Thrones, viewers might get six super-sized episodes. Much like Season 7 had a couple of episodes that were well over the usual one hour time frame, the last six episodes of Game of Thrones could be longer than fans have ever seen. Patrons at the July Con of Thrones Game of Thrones convention in Nashville were privy to some important information moving forward. According to Vanity Fair, Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield revealed at the convention that Game of Thrones Season 8 could have feature film-length episodes.
Since filming of the final season of Game of Thrones hasn’t yet begun, there’s no sure way to tell how long each episode will be, but if the remaining six episodes after the Season 7 finale are all feature length or at least close to it, the loss of the other four episodes that usually come with each season won’t be felt as much.
After the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, there are just six remaining episodes total, so if fans thought that this season was fast-paced and full of tons of reunions and content in general, the final season is sure to be a doozy. Filming of Game of Thrones Season 8 reportedly begins in October, but the actual premiere date hasn’t been announced yet.
Since Season 7 filmed from September to February, there’s a chance that Season 8 might not be completed until sometime around March 2018 and then there’s the time required to actually edit and put together the episodes, so there could be a wait.
Either way, all fans can do is hope for the best with the remaining episodes of Game of Thrones, because once those final six are up, that’s it. Depending on who survives at the end of Season 7, the last six episodes might not even have some fan favorites. So yeah, it just got real for Game of Thrones fans.