‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season 8 Episode 2 Schedule: Time, TV Channel, Titles, & Dates


Now that Season 8 Episode 2 of Game of Thrones is close to premiering, we know a little more now than we did last week about HBO’s schedule and plans for the rest of Game of Thrones.

Episode Titles & Details

Out of everything we know about the Season 8 schedule, there’s one thing we don’t have verification on yet and it’s driving fans crazy. HBO is being tight-lipped about episode titles. Episode 1 of Season 8 was called “Winterfell,” but that title was not released until right when the episode aired (or shortly after.) Interestingly, it was one of the leaked guesses for episode titles, but fans thought it was going to be the title of a later episode.

At this point in time, the title for Episode 2 has not been released. Some fans have reported seeing titles in other locations, and so the rumors for the title include Winter Is Here (which was originally guessed as the title for Episode 1) or The Rightful Queen. But so far, all the guesses have been wrong. HBO likely won’t release the actual episode title until right when the episode airs.

At one point, Wikipedia was edited to list the upcoming Season 8 episode titles as: The Rightful Queen (2), Winterfell (3), Exodus (4), Ice and Fire (5), and A Dream of Spring (6). However, there was no evidence given at all to verify or authenticate these titles, and Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. The titles were later taken down and are now listed as TBA. A separate rumored list claimed the titles would be Winter is Here (2), The Battle for Dawn (3), A Man with Honor (4), Ice and Fire (5), and A Dream of Spring (6.) This also had no verification or proof and most viewers think it isn’t accurate. So far, all the guesses about episode titles have been wrong.

Season 8 Episode 2 Release Date & Time

The second episode of Season 8 will release on Sunday, April 21, 2019. After that, each new episode will air every Sunday night at the same time. Unfortunately, there will only be six episodes. (Note: The release date for the Season 8 premiere in the UK is April 15.)

Each episode of Game of Thrones will air at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central. (In the UK, it will air April 22 at 2 a.m. and then later at 9 p.m.)

Season 8 Schedule

Episodes will air every Sunday consecutively. This includes Mother’s Day on May 12 and Easter on April 21.

Episode 2 will air April 21. Episode 3 will air April 28. Episode 4 will air May 5. Episode 5 will air May 12, and the final episode will air on May 19.

Season 8 Episode Lengths

Unfortunately the first two episodes aren’t as long as fans were hoping. Here are the lengths for each episode in the final season.

  • Episode 1: 54 minutes
  • Episode 2: 58 minutes
  • Episode 3: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Episode 4: 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Episode 5: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Episode 6: 1 hour 20 minutes.

No episode is quite reaching the 90-minute length that we had originally expected, but the last four episodes will get close.

Episode 2 will be directed by David Nutter, who also directed the premiere.

Season 8 Channel

Game of Thrones will air exclusively on HBO and its affiliates. Here is a list of the stations that are airing Game of Thrones around the world, courtesy of Reddit. (More great FAQs about the show are available on Reddit here.)

Arab League OSN, MBC4
Argentina HBO Argentina
Australia Showcase
Austria Sky Atlantic HD, TNT Serie, RTL II
Bangladesh HBO
Belgium 2BE, beTV, Prime, La Deux
Bosnia and Herzegovina HBO
Brazil HBO Brazil
Bulgaria HBO Bulgaria
Canada HBO Canada, Super Écran, Showcase
China CCTV-1 (censored version)
Colombia HBO
Croatia HBO, HRT
Cyprus ANT1 Cyprus
Czech Republic HBO, CT2
Denmark HBO Nordic, C More, TV3
Estonia Fox Life, ETV2
Finland HBO Nordic, C More, Yle TV2
France OCS Choc, Canal+
Germany Sky Atlantic HD, TNT Serie, RTL II
Greece NovaCinema 1, NovaCinemaHD, Skai TV
Hungary HBO
Iceland Stöð 2
India HBO India, Star World, Star World Premier HD
Ireland Sky Atlantic
Israel Yes Oh
Italy Sky Cinema 1, Sky Atlantic, Rai 4
Japan Star Channel
Kosovo Klan Kosova
Latvia Fox Life
Lithuania BTV
Macedonia HBO
Malaysia HBO Asia
Mexico HBO
Moldova HBO
Montenegro HBO
Netherlands Ziggo Movies & Series, RTL 4
New Zealand SoHo, Prime
Norway HBO Nordic, C More, NRK
Pakistan HBO Pakistan
Philippines HBO Philippines
Poland HBO
Portugal Syfy
Romania HBO
Russia Fox Life, Ren-TV
Serbia HBO
Slovakia HBO
Slovenia Kanal A, HBO
South Africa M-Net
South Korea SCREEN
Spain Canal+, Antena 3, laSexta
Sweden HBO Nordic, C More, SVT1
Switzerland TNT Serie, Radio Télévision Suisse
Taiwan HBO
Thailand HBO
Turkey CNBC-e, e2, tvyo
Ukraine TET, 1+1
United Kingdom Sky Atlantic, Sky1
United States HBO

To find out what channel Game of Thrones is on for you in the U.S., click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Then change the “Provider” (right under TV Listings) to your local provider. You’ll be able to scroll down to see what channel HBO is on in your region.

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