Game of Thrones has announced the season 7 directors including a couple of familiar names and a shorter list than usual…
The first bit of news about Game of Thrones season 7 has been released with the directors for the episodes officially announced.
Typically, Game of Thrones has handed off two episodes per season to five different directors, but you’ll notice the list is shorter with only four total names. That’s likely further confirmation — although no one from Game of Thrones has announced it yet — that season 7 will be shortened to seven total episodes.
Here are the directors in charge of Game of Thrones season 7 and some of the past work they’ve done:
Alan Taylor — he handled Game of Thrones episodes in seasons one and two including the infamous “Baelor” episode where Ned Stark was beheaded. After his success on Game of Thrones, Taylor went onto direct Thor: The Dark World as well as Terminator: Genisys before returning to the show for season 7.
Jeremy Podeswa — he directed “Home” from this past season, which featured the resurrection of Jon Snow as well as “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in season 5, which featured the infamous wedding between Ramsay Bolton and Sansa Stark. Podeswa has also directed episodes of True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom.
Mark Mylod — director for Game of Thrones the past two seasons including “The Broken Man” this past season where “The Hound” Sandor Clegane returned as well as last year’s episode featuring Tommen and Margaery’s wedding. Mylod has also directed episodes of Shameless and Entourage in the past as well.
Matt Shakman — the lone newcomer for Game of Thrones season 7, who will direct an episode of the show for the first time. He’s directed episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Good Wife, and Fargo as well.
Game of Thrones season 7 will pick up production this summer with the story cruising towards the final 13 episodes in the series.
Game of Thrones also announced an appearance at San Diego Comic Con on July 22 with show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss slated to appear as well as director Michael Sapochnik and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hemptstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Faye Marsay (The Waif), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).
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