While the fans of Game of Thrones are still reeling from the season 6 finale, the popular TV series is now preparing for Season 7. The show is announcing first official news about the next run of episodes, setting four acclaimed directors for next year. These include Game of Thrones veteran who’s returning to the show after directing major Hollywood films and one series newcomer.
HBO has finally released the official list of directors for the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 7. Game of Thrones. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman will be joining the Game of Thrones Season 7 directors lineup.
Here’s a quick rundown of the directors signed for Season 7.
An Emmy-winning veteran of The Sopranos, Taylor directed the ninth episode of season one, which also known as “The One Where Ned Stark Dies “, and returned for episode ten. Taylor helmed the pivotal ninth and 10th episodes of Season 1, particularly “Baelor.” The show creators were so impressed of his works that they gave Taylor four episodes to helm in Season 2.
The Canadian director and Boardwalk Empire veteran has returned for the first two episodes of Season 6. Podeswa scored an Emmy nomination for directing the show’s most controversial hour, Season 5’s darkly tense “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” This coming season he will be directing the propulsive season premier as well as Jon Snow’s resurrection episode, “Home.”
A four-time director on the show, Mylod has also directed four episodes of Game of Thrones, including “No One” and “The Broken Man.”
Shakman is a newcomer to the series, but he’s a TV vet whose credits include Mad Men, Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst, and The Good Wife. Shakman has also helmed episodes of AMC’s Mad Men, and FX’s Fargo.
Rumors are rife on the web that shows creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have been planning to end the show with two shortened seasons. Today’s director line up seems to support that plan, though it’s possible for the show creator to name another director for another episode.
In addition to the directors, costume designer Michele Clapton will also return for Season 7. The award-winning costume designer was in charge of the costume department for the first five seasons and then took a break, but returned for the last two episodes of the Season 6. She’s best known for her works on Cersei Lannister’s incredible armor-inspired black gown battle dress in the season finale.
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Game of Thrones Creators Reveal Plans For Season 7
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