Game Of Thrones eighth and final season begins production next month, meaning the long, dark night that is a Game Of Thrones-less world is heading our way, but not before we get 6 final episodes of Westerosi excellence.
Sure, the final season of the world’s biggest show will only consist of six episodes, BUT, those six episodes are rumored to each be feature length, and each cost upwards of $15 million dollars. Not only that, but we now know who will be directing those final six episodes, and let me tell you, it is the murderer’s row of Thrones directors.
HBO has announced the list of directors who will helm season 8 episodes, and there are only 4 of them (but really three).
First is David Nutter, a Game Of Thrones veteran who has directed classics such as “The Old Gods and the New”, “A Man Without Honor”, and maybe the show’s most famous episode, the Red Wedding, “The Rains of Castamere”. He also helmed the final two episodes of Season 5, “The Dance of Dragons” and “Mother’s Mercy.”
Second is Miguel Sapochnik, the homerun hitter who has directed “The Gift”, “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards”, and “The Winds Of Winter”. Sapochnik is one of the best directors the show has ever had, as “Hardhome”, “Battle” and “Winds of Winter” are three of the series’ finest hours.
Finally, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will obviously be helming the series finale. The duo has only directed one prior episode of the series, the season four premiere “Two Swords”.
All known quantities in the Game Of Thrones universe, HBO is clearly bringing in the big guns to wrap up the biggest television show of all time. The final season of GoT is expected to air sometime in 2018, and we, just like you, can’t f*cking wait.