Longer episodes for Game Of Thrones season 3
Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss promise fans a "super-sized" third season of Game Of Thrones...
We've long maintained that if there's one thing that could improve an episode of Game Of Thrones, it's the addition of 9.6153% more Game Of Thrones.
Luckily, that's exactly what showrunners Benioff and Weiss have planned for season 3, which is to feature many more 57-minute episodes than the previous run of mostly 52-minute instalments.
Weiss told EW, “There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season [...] 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.”
Benioff describes it as "...a super-sized season, as befitting Storm of Swords", the third novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series, the first half of which (roughly) provides the source material for the HBO show's third season.
So that makes 9 new episodes, at roughly 57 minutes each, as well as potentially, a extended season 3 finale (last year's came to a plump 70 minutes) which works out by our calculation at 9.71 hours spent in the company of Westeros' finest.
It almost makes the January, February and March wait seem do-able doesn't it?
Game Of Thrones season three starts in the US on March the 31st, and season two is released in the US on the 19th of February.
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