While episode three of the seventh season has happily snatched the title from all of its predecessors as the first third episode to go over an hour and clocks in at a whopping 63 minutes, the season finale is set to be "well over an hour" according to sources at Entertainment Weekly.
One fan shared their excitement about the news of the extended episodes on winteriscoming.net: "A lot can happen in five mins on this show! I'll take it and run with it!"
Viewers will undoubtedly be gripped to the edge of their seats longer than usual as they get ready for a roller coaster summer, as it has already been revealed that the season premiere will air for a generous 59 minutes and the seventh season as a whole will be longer and more action-packed.
Rumours have been constantly swirling about the penultimate instalment of the HBO fantasy series over the last few weeks, and many of the cast and crew have been dropping hints about producers' upping the ante on their journey towards the end, which includes extended episodes and more film-worthy scenes as the budget has been reportedly spread more generously on some of the more "epic" moments.
Game of Thrones' season 7 finale is set to be the longest episode ever
Season 7 is proving to be the most epic of the fantasy series yet
The budget will remain the same but the episodes will be longer and the season is shorter
But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process
Cast-members Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) recently hinted at the ending for the show, and Gillen said that the next two seasons are going to be "jam-packed", with Cunningham worrying that saying goodbye to seven years of his life is going to be very difficult. "We're easing ourselves off the heroin that is Game of Thrones," he said.
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) also alluded to the end for her character on the show: "I mean, I always believed that Dany had the highest of hopes for what kind of impact she could leave on this world.
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"She is continuously reaching the purest level of rulership – is that a word? I just made it up," she added.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones' showrunners have clarified their plans on the numerous sequels that were reported to be in development recently.
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Daenerys can be seen arriving in Westeros
Rumours about season seven have been everywhere as fans get excited about the premiere
HBO Programming President Casey Bloys recently said that it's a testament to George R. R. Martin that the network were able to green light multiple prequels at the same time.
"The fact that there's enough material to even contemplate making different prequels is crazy when you think about it. George has all these histories he's thought about and that's one reason why the books are so good," Bloys said.
"Even the smallest bit of information is a big deal and I appreciate that. But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process. I haven't even seen outlines," the network President added.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16 in the US and will be simulcast July 17 on Sky Atlantic at 2am, before being repeated again at 9pm.