The final six episodes for Game of Thrones are gearing up and now we know who will direct the last stand against the white walkers.
The Hollywood Reporter have announced that HBO has revealed the names of the directors for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, all of whom are old hands at wrangling the people of Westeros: Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Sources say Benioff and Weiss are directing the series finale.
In terms of experience, Sapochnik has been responsible for helming some of the most impressive episodes of the series, including the back-to-back powerhouse final two hours of season six, Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter. Nutter directed perhaps the shows finest episode The Rains of Castamere season three's infamous Red Wedding episode.
And the stakes could not be higher for the show, what with the white walkers now descending southwards thanks to their new weapon, the newly resurrected Viserion, one of Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) dragons, killed during the events of Beyond the Wall and brought back to unholy life in that same episode.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is expected in late 2018 at the earliest.