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TechnologyThe final season of 'Game of Thrones' premieres Sunday—here's how much each episode costs to produce

09:00  15 april  2019
09:00  15 april  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

HBO Confirms Air Dates And Run Times Of Final ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episodes

HBO Confirms Air Dates And Run Times Of Final ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episodes As the premiere of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones” approaches, HBO has released the air date and run times for the upcoming episodes. While earlier rumours indicated the six-episode season would comprise super-sized, feature-length episodes, this doesn’t appear to be the case for all, as the first two episodes of the season clock in at 54 minutes and 58 minutes, respectively. However, subsequent episodes are indeed longer, averaging about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.

The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only last about an hour each , but the final four are That marks a budget increase of around million per episode , up from the approximate million earlier episodes cost . Prior to season six, the most

The eighth and final season will cost around million per episode , Variety reports. The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only last about an hour Don't miss: Here ' s how much it costs to eat like The Mountain from ' Game of Thrones '.

The final season of 'Game of Thrones' premieres Sunday—here's how much each episode costs to produce© Provided by CNBC LLC Harington attends 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere on April 03, 2019 in New York City.

On Sunday, HBO's hit drama "Game of Thrones" will begin its eighth and final season.

The show's CGI dragons and epic battle scenes don't come cheap. Season eight will be the most expensive one yet, with episodes estimated to cost a whopping $15 million each, Variety reports. (A spokesperson for HBO says that the company does not confirm budget figures.)

The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only last about an hour each, but the final four are expected to run 80 minutes per episode.

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Season eight will be the most expensive one yet, with episodes estimated to cost a whopping million The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only Don't miss: Here ' s how much it costs to eat like The Mountain from ' Game of Thrones '.

The final season of ' Game of Thrones ' premieres Sunday — here ' s how much each episode costs to The final season will feature some of the longest episodes in the series as well. The first two will only Prior to season six, the most expensive " Game of Thrones " episode ever produced was

The show's previous two seasons have been pricey as well: Starting with season six, a single "Game of Thrones" episode cost around $10 million to produce, according to an exclusive feature in the April 2016 print edition of Entertainment Weekly. That marks a budget increase of around $4 million per episode, up from the approximate $6 million earlier episodes cost.

Prior to season six, the most expensive "Game of Thrones" episode ever produced was season two's penultimate installment, "Blackwater," which featured an extensive battle scene and larger-than-life props, including a full-sized replica of a 14th century battleship. The episode cost HBO $8 million — and showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff had to push for the last $2 million.

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The HBO show " Game of Thrones " is one of the most popular on television. The season seven premiere garnered over 30 million viewers in the U. S . alone and the show earned 22 nominations for the 2018 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Each episode of the show' s eighth and final season , which debuts on Sunday , cost million, according to Variety, due to its film-like production schedule. The final four episodes are 80 minutes long each , and one battle reportedly took 55 days to shoot. " Game of Thrones " is by far the most

"We had one really intense conference call with the HBO brass," Benioff told GQ. "It was awkward."

"I think we asked for $2.5 million. We got $2 million-something," Weiss added. "That's a lot of money in TV."

However, HBO understood that increasing the budget was crucial to getting the episode right. "We'd known for about a year that the ninth episode was going to be 'Blackwater,' and a disproportionate amount of our resources were saved for this episode in terms of time and schedule," Benioff said.

It paid off. "Blackwater" became one of the show's most admired and popular episodes, and it drew even more viewers to the series.

This is an updated version of a previously published story.

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