Who will direct Game of Thrones season 8?


Sapochnik has directed four fan-favorite episodes of Game of Thrones including "The Gift", "Hardhome", "Battle of the Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter".

Although the preliminary work for "Game of Thrones" season 8 has started, the release date of the show is yet to be announced.

After taking a break for a year from the popular "Game of Thrones" TV series, Director Miguel Sapochnik will be back to work on season 8.

It certainly sounds like the showrunners are assembling an all-star directing team, which indicates the final season will be doubling-down on the action significantly.

"In Season 7, Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister". (Yes, that the director of The Red Wedding is returning has us a bit anxious about some of our beloved characters too). The decision continues a tradition of creators of acclaimed serialized cable dramas helming their own finales - such as David Chase for The Sopranos, Vince Gilligan for Breaking Bad, and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men. (Benioff is credited for "Walk of Punishment" while Weiss is credited for "Two Swords.") It's unclear which showrunner will be credited for the series finale. And given how good past episodes from these directors have been, we expect we won't be disappointed with the end results.

If only Cersei could take a cue from Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), who wisely and rightly pointed out an obvious fact in season seven: "If we don't put aside our enmities and bound together, we will die, and then it won't matter whose skeleton sits on the Iron Throne".

If not, the possibility remains for at least one more director to make their mark on Game of Thrones season 8.

Production on season eight has not yet officially begun, so any official confirmation on who's directing which episode is likely some way off.