This news comes via The Hollywood Reporter, which on Tuesday released a new report on the directors of Game of Thrones Season 8. While the two have been prolific writers for the show, they've only directed two episodes in the past: season three's "Walk of Punishment" (where Jaime is disfigured) and the season four premiere "Two Swords".
Miguel Sapochnik is the notable director behind three of the series' most acclaimed episodes: "Hardhome", "Battle of the Bastards", and season six finale "The Winds of Winter". Nutter also helmed the final two episodes of Season 5, including "Mother's Mercy", which saw Jon Snow's shocking - albeit temporary - death at the hands of his fellow Night's Watchmen.
Very soon, we plan to give away a code for a free Digital Download version of Game of Thrones season 7, so stay tuned! Unsurprisingly, the list is made up of familiar faces, and given that Season 8 will only consist of six episodes in total, the list is also small: Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B.
Remember that show "Game of Thrones"? While they aren't seasoned directors, after so many years navigating Game of Thrones through television's choppy waters, it makes sense they would like to steer their ship home.
Benioff and Weiss' lack of reps behind the camera shouldn't be a concern.
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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Benioff and Weiss, who have directed other episodes during their tenure as showrunners on the show, will handle the final episode.
With six episodes in the entire series, as a fan, we couldn't help but feel how it would benefit from one steady director for the final run, instead of the regular rotating directors after each episode. This suggests either that the Game of Thrones series finale won't actually be that huge, instead focusing on picking up the pieces after the climax, or that Benioff and Weiss are really challenging themselves by taking this episode on.
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Those seven episodes cost around $10 million (£7.5 million) each, a new high for the series that's known to be one of TV's highest priced shows.