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The final series of fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' won't air until next year, but it's already halfway through filming, according to star Peter Dinklage.

Dinklage – who plays Tyrion Lannister – revealed the info at Variety's Sundance Film Festival studio. "It's the final season, and it's a long one so we're taking our time," he added.

He's not lying. Rumours say the final series will be the longest yet. The last episode is said to have the running time of a typical feature film.

The last episode of series seven lasted a mammoth 81 minutes. So there's no reason to think the long-awaited final ever episode won't be suitably epic.

Dinklage was philosophical about the show coming to an end, saying the time was right. "It's time," he said. "Storywise, not just for all our lives. It's the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing."

He added: "It's bittersweet when it's time to move on with everything. It's always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short amounts of time and then you have to move on and it's always heartbreaking. Especially when you've spent more than a couple [of] months with people."

Source: Variety

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