Fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones have awhile to wait for the fifth season of the hit series based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels, but the network revealed who will be behind the camera when the program picks up again next year.
All but one of the directors for the fifth season of Game Of Thrones will be new to the world of Westeros, according to EW, with each of the five directors taking on two episodes of the series.
The lineup for Season Five includes director Michael Slovis (AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU) on the first two episodes of the season, then Mark Mylod (Showtime’s Shameless, HBO’s Entourage) on the next two episodes. They’ll be followed by Jeremy Podeswa (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Showtime’s The Tudors) on the fifth and six episodes of the season, and Miguel Sapochnik (FOX’s House, Fringe) on the seventh and eighth episodes.
The only returning director will be David Nutter, who will direct the final two episodes of the season. Nutter earned quite a bit of acclaim for directing the Season Three episode “The Rains of Castamere,” better known as the “Red Wedding” episode.
It’s worth noting that Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will be taking a break from directing any episodes next season.
Season Five of Game Of Thrones is expected to premiere in April 2015, though no official premiere date has been set at this point.