– by Seth McDonald


Even though the sure to be epic final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones doesn’t have a release date yet,  according to THR the directors who will guide the hit series to a close have been chosen. It appears that show runners Benioff and Weiss are going to refrain from fixing something, that certainly isn’t broken. The directors that will help guide the series to its culmination are no strangers to directing the show.

If you’re a credit watcher like me, then you’ll know the name David Nutter (seriously, check out his IMDb profile, the guy has been everywhere). He seems to be the go to guy when it comes to pilots and has a number of them under his belt. Nutter has directed episodes of The X-files, Entourage, The Sopranos, Band of Brothers, and six episodes of Game of Thrones episodes including “The Rains of Castemere”, which as show watchers know was one of the most shocking moments in the series, at least for people who didn’t read the books.

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Miguel Sapochnik will also be helming at least one episode of the eighth season. Like David Nutter, Sapochnik has also spread his talents around to a number of shows including House, Falling Skies and Fringe. Sapochnik has also directed four episodes of Game of Thrones, “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards” being two of them.

It seems almost inevitable that Benioff and Weiss will direct the series finale, and likely the premiere, this show has been in their very capable hands since its inception and there’s no reason that should change now. With the final season only having six episodes, this seems like a nice tight directing group that is not only well rounded but very familiar with the show and should have no problems getting the job done.

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Source: THR

  • Jeremy Alexander

    The directing choices are fine, like the article states, why make major changes at this point? The problem is that aside from a couple interesting scenes and a battle or two, I feel last season was the weakest. Too much plot armor, too many improbable coincidences, too many screw ups with the travel times, and so on. The worst part is that we don’t have any motivation for the Night King other than evil bad guy. Is there a reason why he wants to destroy the living? What happened to him after being turned to fight the first men? And with 6 episodes left, we probably won’t get that. When I think that the entire series will be wrapped up in less time than we spent with Arya dicking around in Bravos with faceless assholes, I can’t be optimistic for how this series ends. And with the news that all of the next shows will be prequels, I’ve pretty much lost interest in the series post-finale.