The length of every episode in Game of Thrones' final season has been announced 11 months ago

The length of every episode in Game of Thrones' final season has been announced

As Game of Thrones fans are no doubt aware, the final season is almost here.

There have been very, very few details revealed about the final season so far - understandably, it's one of the best-kept secrets in Westeros.

But now HBO has confirmed a small - yet significant - new detail:  just how long the final season is actually going to be.

Entertainment Weekly report that the network released the (North American) air dates and runtimes for each of Game of Thrones' six final episode.

Episode One will air on Sunday, April 14 and be 54 minutes long.

Episode Two will air on Sunday, April 21 and be 58 minutes long.

Episode Three will air on Sunday, April 28 and be 1 hour and 22 minutes long.

Episode Four will air on Sunday, May 5 and be 1 hour and 18 minutes long.

Episode Five will air on Sunday, May 12 and be 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

Episode Six will air on Sunday, May 19 and be 1 hour and 20 minutes long.

This makes the average episode length for Game of Thrones' final season 72 minutes - definitely longer than average. Yet not quite the "feature film" length that some fans had been hoping for.

Either way, though, Game of Thrones fans in Ireland will have to wait until the following day to be able to catch up on what's happening in the world of Westeros.

The episodes will be broadcast on Sunday's at 9pm EST in the United States and Canada, or 9pm on Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in Ireland and the UK.

Unless you're willing to stay up into the early hours of Monday morning, as season 8 will be simulcast.

A spokesperson for Sky has confirmed that Game of Thrones' final season will be airing at the same time as it is broadcast on HBO in North America.

Yes, this means that it will all be beginning very early in the morning. The live simulcast of the first episode will kick off at 2am on April 15, if we're being exact.

If you're not up for staying up super late/getting up super early, the episode will also be airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV at 9pm that evening.

Either way, April 15 can't get here quick enough.