Game of Thrones Season 8 Length Confirmed

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The universe always finds a way to even things out.

Last week HBO finally gave up the release date for the highly anticipated seventh season of its fantasy epic, Game of Thrones through a gimmicky live video of fire eating at a block of ice. Fans have been waiting for the release date for a long while, waiting for to know when the popular fantasy television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's books would come back to the small screen for the second to the last season of the series.

Still, good things have to come to an end, and so does the high from the release date announcement. According to a report by CNN, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have just confirmed during a presentation at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas yesterday the length of the eighth season of the series and it's looks much shorter than we had hoped for.

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"We have a 140-page outline for what's only going to be six episodes for the final season," Benioff announcd.

That's four episodes shorter than the regular programming of the series, and one episode short of season seven. Game of Thrones really is coming to a wrap and knowing the series, it definitely won't close the curtains without a bloody, gory, chaotic bang.

Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16, 2017.

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