“Thrones” Gets Extended Running Times

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If you’ve read A Storm of Swords, you know a lot happens in the third installment of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series.

So much that the TV adaptation is being split into two seasons for Game of Thrones.

Now comes word that within the season, we’ll get even longer episodes of the show.    There’s so much material that the extra running time is needed to try and get it all in.

“There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season,”  producer Dan 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.”

According to HBO “All 10 episodes gained a minute or two from past seasons with the finale very possibly exceeding 60 minutes.”

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