HBO has signed up five directors to each helm two episodes of “Game of Thrones” for its fifth season, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.
David Nutter, who directed the acclaimed episode “The Rains of Castamere” (known for its “Red Wedding” scene), will return to direct the fifth season’s final two episodes.
Directors Alex Graves and Neil Marshall won’t return for the fifth season, the story notes. Marshall received an Emmy nomination last week for directing the fourth-season episode “The Watchers on the Wall,” known for the battle of Castle Black.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who each have previously directed, are also not among the season five directors. Aside from Nutter, all of the directors for the upcoming season are new to the show, the piece notes.
Below is a list of season five directors, from the EW report:
Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (he has directed episodes of AMC’s "Breaking Bad," NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU")
Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of Showtime’s "Shameless" and HBO’s "Entourage")
Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire" and Showtime’s "The Tudors")
Episodes 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik (episodes of Fox’s "House" and "Fringe")
Episodes 509 and 510: David Nutter (known as “the pilot whisperer” for his track record in getting pilots picked up to series; Nutter has directed four episodes of "Thrones," along with many other shows)