Published: Wed, September 27, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Game Of Thrones' Best Director Set To Return For Season 8

Game Of Thrones' Best Director Set To Return For Season 8

The second director this season not named Benioff or Weiss is David Nutter.

We assume there are some epic battles on deck, and who better to handle those duties than Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the intense "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards" (which feature some truly awesome shots).

Avid viewers of the HBO hit fantasy drama series have reason to be excited about this news given that Miguel Sapochnik was the director behind the most unforgettable "Game of Thrones" episodes - which includes "Hardhomme", "The Battle of the Bastards", and "The Winds of Winter". Sapochnik joined the show in the series' fifth season.

Season 8 is comprised of six episodes. With all of the effects required here, making this show work takes a little more time than most. Nutter has been on board longer than Sapochnik, and carries with him similar acclaim.

The digital download version of Game of Thrones season 7 will come with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette detailing the process of filming the battle between the Night King and the White Walkers, Jon Snow and his band of misfits, and Daenerys and her three dragons. He also presided over Season 3's "The Rains of Castamere", more commonly known as the Red Wedding episode. He then directed the finale of that season, Mhysa.

Next up is the great David Nutter - the show's other Emmy victor for best direction. The latter of which earned himself an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

What do you think about Benioff and Weiss serving as series finale directors?

Diehard "Game of Thrones" fans should recognize Nutter and Sapochnik's names, as they have directed multiple episodes of the show.

Entering the six-episode final season of the series, the stakes have never been higher for the denizens of Westeros and even the realms beyond. Regardless, with only six episodes left, it appears Game of Thrones is in quite capable hands.

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