The 8th season of "Game of Thrones" show may be delayed

For months, fans of "Game of Thrones" waited to know the new date that's taken over from the April release date they are familiar with. Just like the seventh season which was delayed for months, the eighth and season finale of the show could be delayed too.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly,  showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that they cannot promise the return of the show by this time next year.
"We honestly don't know yet," Benioff said. "There's been a lot of back and forth about air dates. That's a long way off from being settled."
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The showrunners also confirmed that alongside the long awaited war, are the longest episodes in the history of the show.
As opposed to the normal 10-episode order, the upcoming seventh season will have seven episodes, with two that are over 60 minutes.
"We have one episode that’s coming in around 90 minutes and another that’s going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes. Those episodes are better [at] those lengths but I'm glad we didn't have the additional pressure Vince [creator of "Breaking Bad] had," Weiss said to EW.
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"Game of Thrones" returns for its seventh and penultimate season on July 16, 2017.