For die-hard “Game of Thrones” fans, the hit HBO drama’s directors have become superstars in their own right. Now a popular fansite claims it knows not only who’s directing next season’s episodes, but also the episodes they’re assigned to helm.
HBO already announced which directors will be back for season seven. Now, WatchersontheWall.com reports that its sources have filled them in on which episodes they’re assigned to.
See the reported episode assignments below:
Episode 1: Jeremy Podeswa
Episode 2: Mark Mylod
Episode 3: Mark Mylod
Episode 4: Matt Shakman
Episode 5: Matt Shakman
Episode 6: Alan Taylor
Episode 7: Jeremy Podeswa
There are some interesting takeaways from the reported list.
First, Podeswa is assigned to the first and the final episodes of the season. Fans will remember him for directing last season’s premiere episode and big Melisandre reveal, “The Red Woman,” among many other episodes. Bookending the season with single director is a great way to give the season’s open and end a similar feel. It also suggests that they may tie together in some way.
And second, Taylor is assigned to the penultimate episode. That second-to-last episode is generally considered the biggest episode of the season for “Thrones.” It’s in good hands. Taylor directed “Baelor” in season one, the episode in which Ned Stark was executed.
An HBO representative told Business Insider that the network can’t confirm this list. “Game of Thrones” returns June 25, 2017.
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