‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 episodes have dragon-sized runtimes, so make some room on your DVR

Game of Thrones” is not going gently into that good night. HBO has released the runtimes for all six episodes of the eighth and final season, and well, you should clear your DVR and/or your Sunday night.

While the first two episodes will both run just under an hour, the last four episodes are super-sized. The third will be the longest, at one hour and 22 minutes; the fourth will clock in at 78 minutes; and the final two are estimated to be 80 minutes each. The current longest “Game of Thrones” episode is the Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” which topped out at 79 minutes, so three of the final six episodes will exceed this if nothing changes in the editing room between now and air.

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“Game of Thrones” is obviously competing as a drama at the Emmys, but new Emmy rules stipulate that one-off entries (like “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”) or anthology series episodes (like “Black Mirror”‘s “San Junipero” and “USS Callister”) must now run a minimum of 75 minutes in order to be eligible for the Best TV Movie prize. Imagine “Game of Thrones” pulling a “Black Mirror” with its series finale. (It’s not gonna happen, but still.)

HBO also released the airdates, confirming that the episodes will air uninterrupted for six weeks straight after its April 14 premiere. Episode titles were not announced. As previously announced in 2017, the Season 8 directors are David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; Benioff and Weiss helmed the series finale.

See the runtimes below.

Season 8, episode 1
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:54

Season 8, episode 2
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 0:58

Season 8, episode 3
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:22

Season 8, episode 4
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:18

Season 8, episode 5
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

Season 8, episode 6
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Estimated running time: 1:20

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