Game of Thrones Episodes Lengthened for Season Three

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While Game of Thrones season two saw most of its episodes hovering around the 52-minute mark, the show's third year will return to season one's luxuriant, closer-to-hour-long episodes. “There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season,” co-showrunner Dan Weiss tells EW. The finale may run longer than an hour, like the pilot and the second season finale. Also, while we're here: You may have heard about the Game of Thrones beer — here's a first look.