Even though we will probably need to wait two years for Game of Thrones to come back into our lives, we do know who will be directing the final episodes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the final season will consist of 6 episodes, and will be helmed by directors Miguel Sapochnik, and David Nutter. The final episode of the season, however, will be directed by the GoT show runners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
Sapochnik won an Emmy for “The Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter,” and took season 7 off to film the pilot to Netflix’s new sci-fi drama, Altered Carbon. Now he is focused on the remaining season of GoT. Nutter also won an Emmy for his work on the show, which includes the season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy” and the now infamous Red Wedding episode. Benioff and Weiss’s credits include “Walk of Punishment” and “Two Swords.”
The biggest question mark now is how many episodes are each director directing? With only six episodes being filmed, and the show runners already claiming the finale, that leaves five episodes to split. There are rumors that Sapochnik might get up to three episodes but nothing is confirmed.
Production starts at the end of October and should continue into Spring 2018. HBO still has not announced a premiere date, so there is still some hope that the show will come back in 2018 and not 2019.