While 2018 is only just rearing its pretty head, we Game of Thrones fans cannot wait for it to end. After all, the next and final season won’t be here until 2019. What pop culture phenomenon can possibly fill the Hound-sized boots GoT will leave behind? Nothing. Fans will just need to ration themselves on what morsels of information HBO reveals about season eight. Luckily, we now know who’s directing which of the final six episodes. And the names should give fans cheer.
“The Rains of Castamere” (i.e. The Red Wedding episode) director David Nutter will helm episodes one, two, and four. “The Battle of the Bastards” director Miguel Sapochnik will direct episodes three and five. The series finale, rightfully, belongs to showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
If the directors’ previous work is any indication, each of the final six episodes should be stuffed with, you know, really terrible things. Perhaps Nutter’s episodes will bring an end to the last of the Starks. Perhaps Sapochnik’s episodes will show the White Walkers slay all of humanity. Benioff and Weiss’ finale, I don’t know, will maybe just be an hour and a half image of an ash pile.
Only six episodes remain of the series, but the news of the directors should give fans hope that each episode will count for something. Expect very little filler. Filming began in October for a 2019 release, so just think: one of your favorite characters may be filming their death scene as you read this!
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