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The Final Two Episodes Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Will Be The Series’ Longest

Game Of Thrones FINALLY returns next month for its second to last season, and we already know we’re in for a long and insane battle.

The final two episodes of this forthcoming season are going to go out with a bang. Last season’s finale clocked in a whopping 68 minutes, making it the longest episode of the fantasy series up to this point. However, this year’s season finale and the episode just before it will boast run times of 71 minutes and 81 minutes respectively.

Details surrounding new episodes of the acclaimed HBO show have been kept under wraps, but we do know that Daenerys Targaryen has her sights set on the Iron Throne, Sansa and Arya Stark just might be reunited, and with Cersei Lannister ruling over the Seven Kingdoms, a ton of people are bound to get lit on fire. The series co-creator, David Benioff, told Entertainment Weekly, “In one battle scene, we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire. Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.”

Sophie Turner, who plays the now-jaded Sansa, chatted with Yahoo Movies Singapore about her character’s role in Season Seven.  “I can totally see her becoming a Cersei and kind of driven mad by it, by the threats against her family,” she said. “At the end of the day, that’s why she does the things that she does because she’s terrified of losing the people she loves. And so she’ll stop at nothing to protect them,” Turner added. “If that means becoming like a ruthless killer, leader, sadistic woman or evil lady, then so be it. I don’t think it matters to her, and I can see Sansa swinging that way, too.”

Season Seven of Game of Thrones premieres July 16 with the finale set to air on Aug. 23. Don’t get too hype about this news, though. Word on the street is that we won’t get the final season of GoT until 2019!