See Game of Thrones' Season 7 Directors Here

Game of Thrones seventh season gets some new and returning directors.


The directors for Game of Thrones Season 7 have been announced, and it looks like there's a lot of talent helming the next season. Entertainment Weekly revealed the seventh season's four overseers, and among them are directors for projects such as Thor: The Dark World, Boardwalk Empire, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Season 7's directors include Alan Taylor, who's worked on The Sopranos and Game of Thrones; Jeremy Podeswa, who helmed an Emmy-award winning episode of Boardwalk Empire; Mark Mylod, another Game of Thrones veteran; and Matt Shakman, who's known for his work on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have written an episode of It's Always Sunny--star Rob McElhenny is also emceeing Game of Thrones' panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Pictured: Season 6
Pictured: Season 6

The shorter seven-episode season that's been rumored has not been confirmed, but given the fact that Benioff and Weiss have had previous seasons' directors helm two episodes each, it looks like a shorter season is likely.

EW notes that Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik, who directed Season 6's finale, is absent from the seventh season.

Benioff recently discussed ending the show and next season's plans. He said, "From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that's what we'll end up with." You can read more here.

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