HBO Chief Says New 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes Are 'Like Movies'

One of the perks of being the boss at HBO ?  You get to watch the new Game Of Thrones season early.  And HBO chief Richard Plepler says it's really something. Plepler told Variety that the show's final six episodes are like "six movies", saying the showrunners "knew the bar was high" and "exceeded" it.

While Season 8 will only have six episodes, each one clocks in at a movie-like 90 minutes.

HBO shared the first footage from the season in a trailer over the weekend.


No official release date is set, but the premiere is expected to happen in April.