Benioff and Weiss will direct the final Game of Thrones episode: Season 8 directors revealed


HBO has revealed who will direct the final six episodes of Game of Thrones season 8.

Two fan-favorite directors, along with the series creators will direct the final episodes of Game of Thrones, announced HBO via Entertainment Weekly. Game of Thrones season 8 will be comprised of six episodes, and while we don’t yet know which episodes the two fan-favorites will be directing, we do know that David Benioff and Dan Weiss — the showrunners and creators of Game of Thrones for HBO — will direct the finale.

As for the other two, director Miguel Sapochnik will make his triumphant return to Game of Thrones in season 8. His greatest hits include “Hardhome” in season 5, “Battle of the Bastards” in season 6, and of course that amazing season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” where Cersei blew up the Great Sept of Baelor. Yeah…that guy is back!

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Rounding out the list of directors for season 8, David Nutter is also making a triumphant return to the show, so to speak. He’s the masochist responsible for bringing the Red Wedding to the small screen in season 3’s “The Rains of Castamere.”

And, in case you didn’t think that was bad enough on your feels, Nutter also directed the season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy,” where Lord Commander Jon Snow was murdered by some traitorous brothers in the Night’s Watch.

Wow, it looks like Game of Thrones isn’t pulling any punches for season 8, and with heavy-hitters like Sapo and Nutter returning for the final season, you can correctly assume that all bets are off the table as to who survives and who dies…and more importantly, how they do it.

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Game of Thrones season 8 still doesn’t have a premiere date. As of right now, HBO won’t confirm another late-year premiere in 2018, or an even longer wait until 2019.