HBO's Game of Thrones is about to get even better, because next season we will be getting longer episodes! There's so much story to tell and so much content that they have no choice but to give us more! The news comes from Entertainment Weekly reporting,
With showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tackling content from the first half (roughly) of author George R.R. Martin’s largest Song of Ice and Fire novel (the 973-page fan-favorite A Storm of Swords), the writer-producer duo are delivering slightly longer episodes to the network. There’s still 10, but you’ll get a little more each week than previous seasons. So for people clamoring for another episode, it’s in there. It’s just been cut into tiny pieces.
There’s almost another full episode’s worth of extra minutes spread across the season. One of the great liberties with HBO is we’re not forced to come in at a specific time. We can’t be under 50 minutes or over 60, but that gives us a lot of flexibility.
Benioff then explains that, "a super-sized season, as befitting Storm of Swords. Last year we had a lot of 52-minute episodes. This year is a lot of 56, 57." So it's not really a great deal of time but it's still more. They then reveal that the final episode of season three will be over an hour long.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on March 31st, 2013.