“Game of Thrones” Season 8 has selected the directors that will help conclude the epic HBO fantasy series, the premium cable network announced Tuesday.
David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and series creators David Benioff and D.B Weiss will direct the final six episodes of the series. It is unknown how the episodes will be divided up, but it is believed that Benioff and Weiss will helm the series finale.
Diehard “Game of Thrones” fans should recognize Nutter and Sapochnik’s names, as they have directed multiple episodes of the show. Nutter directed “The Rains of Castamere,” the episode which contained the infamous Red Wedding Scene. Most recently, he directed the Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy.”
Sapochnik has directed some of the biggest episodes of the series as well, including “Battle of the Bastards,” “Hardhome,” and the Season 6 finale “The Winds of Winter.”
Season 8 will consist of just six episodes, while Season 7 was comprised of seven. Also like Season 7, each episode of Season 8 is expected to be over an hour long.
HBO also recently confirmed that fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is in the works, with series writer and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman writing the script. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works.
The four writers previously announced are Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island”), Jane Goldman (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Brian Helgeland (“Legend”), and Carly Wray (“Mad Men,” “The Leftovers”).