Sunday's Game of Thrones Will Be Shocking ... ly Short

Episode is 50 minutes, shortest in series' history
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Sunday's Game of Thrones Will Be Shocking ... ly Short
This file image released by HBO shows Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in a scene from "Game of Thrones."   (HBO via AP, File)

Game of Thrones fans who've gotten used to settling in for long episodes (the first three episodes of the current season were each an hour or more) may be disappointed to hear that Sunday's episode will be the shortest in the series' history. It's just 50 minutes long, Entertainment Weekly reports, making it closer to the typical 39- to 42-minute length of a standard hourlong TV show. Of course, the season finale will more than make up for it, being the longest episode the series has ever seen at more than 80 minutes. The Verge, meanwhile, reports that Sunday's episode has leaked online in the wake of the HBO hack, though it's in a low-quality format on Reddit. (Read more Game of Thrones stories.)

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