Game of Thrones Season 3 Episodes Will Run Long

By Jacob Klein on Dec 18, 2012 to Game of Thrones

Santa-Sandor-ClausGiven the sheer volume of content packed into George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire some fans have criticized HBO and their epic production of Game of Thrones for not featuring more episodes per season.  Well it’s time to break out the Arbor Gold because EW is confirming that each episode of Game of Thrones season 3 will be around 57 minutes as opposed to the normal “low 50’s” seen in season 2.

“There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season,” Weiss says. “One of the great liberties with HBO is we’re not forced to come in at a specific time. We can’t be under 50 minutes or over 60, but that gives us a lot of flexibility.”

“A super-sized season, as befitting Storm of Swords,” Benioff adds. “Last year we had a lot of 52-minute episodes. This year is a lot of 56, 57.”

“So for people clamoring for another episode, it’s in there,” Weiss says. “It’s just been cut into tiny pieces.”

Most DVRs will pick up on the show times and take care of this so you needen’t do anything other than sit back, relax and get ready for another journey into the world of Westeros (and Essos!). Consider this a little Holiday present from the makers of Game of Thrones to you. HBO makes it all possible.

See you in March.

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6 Comments on "Game of Thrones Season 3 Episodes Will Run Long"

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I’m almost finished reading “A Dance With Dragons.” I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a book series as much as this one since Tolkien! It’s going to kill me to wait another year for the next book! I think they’ve done an incredible job following the books in the series, but I am glad they recognize the need for greater depth in order to do justice to Martin’s story. The casting has been absolutely superb! The set magnificent, and the acting incredible. Well done HBO and cast. I am counting the days until Season 3!~ J.
sammy sosa

yooo that shit is whackk!!! we want something big to happen at the end of a season…..will the king of the north ever attack that annoying little shit joffry!!!???? i waited for a whole season to see it…and he wasnt even in the last episode!!! and plus a whole other army came out of nowhere and attacked it..and lost!!!

Eleonora Iafano

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jacob!!!! This is the BEST piece of news for the upcoming season! That is AMAZING!!! yay!!


And I thought they will make more episodes or something… 3 min extra it’s not enough!!


I know, right?! I thought the same thing. What a buzzkill.

Jacob Klein

bahahahha… well it isn’t BAD news right? More is more!


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