In 2014, several actors' contracts were renegotiated to include a seventh-season option. Wie in den beiden vorangehenden Staffeln wurde die Handlung dieser Staffel zum Zeitpunkt der Ausstrahlung noch nicht im Rahmen der Buchreihe Das Lied von Eis und Feuer von George R. R. Martin veröffentlicht. Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by author George R.R. The eighth season of Game of Thrones is drawing to a close, with just three episodes left before we find out who will sit on the Iron Throne (or so we hope). USA’s White Collar also checked out after half-dozen installments in its final season. Previously, word was that Season 8 would consist of only six, but Bloys “hopes” Benioff and Weiss deliver more. The total runtime of each season of Game of Thrones shows that the first six seasons were all considerably longer than the final two, with the latter seasons each under 450 minutes (7.5 hours). Die achte und letzte Staffel von Game of Thrones erstreckt sich über sechs Episoden und wurde auf dem Sender Home Box Office (HBO) erstausgestrahlt. Game of Thrones season 8 will be six episodes, and six episodes was what The CW ordered for Nikita season 4. By the final season, the five of the main cast members made $1 million per episode, making them among the highest paid television performers.. Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark is the head of House Stark. * Season 8: 432 minutes * Season 7: 440 minutes * Season 6: 536 minutes * Season 5: 561 minutes * Season 4: 543 minutes * Season 3: 560 minutes * Season 2: 547 minutes * Season 1: 567 minutes Total: 4,186 minutes (69.8 hours) Game of Thrones Season 7 will consist of seven episodes. Game of Thrones has an ensemble cast which has been estimated to be the largest on television. Martin. The series' first season premiered in 2011, and is currently in its eighth and final season.