‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Releases Full Director List
A few weeks ago Game of Thrones Season 6 revealed its first newbie director of the season, and with Comic-Con inching closer and closer, full production stands only weeks away. To wit, HBO has released the master list of new and returning directors for the season, again without any women behind the camera, but with some intriguing choices nonetheless.
Per Entertainment Weekly, series veteran Jeremy Podeswa will helm the inaugural two hours of the season, having worked in Season 5 on “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and “Kill the Boy.” Newcomer and The Americans director Daniel Sackheim will helm episodes 3 and 4, having a long history of directing that dates back to Miami Vice.
As previously mentioned, LOST director Jack Bender will tackle the fifth and six episodes of the season, while “High Sparrow” and “Sons of the Harpy” director Mark Mylod will return for episodes 7 and 8. Capping off the season with episodes 9 and 10 will be Miguel Sapochnik, director behind both “The Gift” and Season 5 showstopper “Hardhome.”
That won’t necessarily guarantee another huge battle along the same scale, though it’s certainly promising, to garner the season’s arguably most important episodes.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, we know that casting has begun on a number of other new roles, several of which suggest we’ll follow Samwell Tarly on his departure from the Night’s Watch, while others seemingly confirm we’ll pick up with George R.R. Martin’s discarded Iron Islands subplots. Meanwhile, debate continually rages as to whether Kit Harington’s Jon Snow will participate in Season 6, as while cast and crew deny it, story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall in Season 6.
Game of Thrones’ sixth year will presumably bring official cast announcements and more at Comic-Con 2015, but what other surprises can we expect when Season 6 bows in 2016?