The directors for the final six episodes of Games of Thrones have been revealed by US TV network, HBO. He became infamous the next year for directing the final two episodes of Season 3, episode 9 of which was the Stark bloodbath, “The Rains of Castamere” followed by “Mhysa”, the season finale. The director’s resume includes Season Five’s frost zombie extravaganza “Hardhome“, and the final two episodes of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter“.
We assume there are some epic battles on deck, and who better to handle those duties than Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the intense “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards” (which feature some truly wonderful shots).
Season 8 will consist of just six episodes, while Season 7 was comprised of seven. Entertainment Weekly has reported that all of the directors for season 8 are now known … and it’s a pretty short list, to be honest, but it’s also populated with some familiar names.
ER: NBC’s medical drama racked up a $13 million price tag per episode during one stretch in its long run before eventually cutting back on costs. It is easy to see how the sprawling spectacle that is HBO’s Game of Thrones is now one of the most expensive shows on television thanks to its nautical brawls, CGI dragons, and paying to keep Emilia Clarke in a spiffing blonde wig.
If the Season 7 finale gave anything away about what’s to come, it’s that action will abound. The EW believes that he will direct at least two episodes, possibly even three.
Friends and The Big Bang Theory: Famously, Friends’ last season cost $10 million per episode because each of the show’s main cast members demanded a $1 million per episode fee.
While it could be a mammoth task for one man, we would certainly love to see him take the whole series. Along with the DP in the photo is Miguel Sapochnik, the director of both episodes.
“What I don’t want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and incredible, and somehow have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after that”. Regardless, we’ll be watching!