Season 7, Episode 2 will be the longest second episode in Game of Thrones history


We’re picking up more morsels of information about Game of Thrones season 7 as we creep closer to the premiere. Last week, we learned that the first episode will run a healthy 59 minutes. Now, HBO has revealed the length of the second episode of the season on its website. Season 7, Episode 2 will also be 59 minutes long.

So we know the length of two of the seven episodes this year. Also, Entertainment Weekly’s Westeros war correspondent James Hibberd revealed that the the season 7 finale will be “well over an hour.” The plot thickens.

At 59 minutes though, the second episode of season 7 would be the longest second episode of the series. Here’s the full list for reference:

  • Season 1 (“The Kingsroad”): 56 minutes
  • Season 2 (“The Night Lands”): 54 minutes
  • Season 3 (“Dark Wings, Dark Words”): 57 minutes
  • Season 4 (“The Lion and the Rose”): 53 minutes
  • Season 5 (“The House of Black and White”): 56 minutes
  • Season 6 (“Home”): 54 minutes
  • Season 7 (Untitled): 59 minutes

Hibberd also revealed that, contrary to speculation, the episodes of Game of Thrones season 7 will not, on average, be significantly longer than we’re used to. But by the looks of things, they will be on the lengthy side of normal. What that means for our favorite characters remains unknown, but with so much ground to cover in the series’ final 13 episodes, it natural to expect that those episodes will be on the long side.

Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16.