‘Hardhome’ director set to return to Game of Thrones

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 26th Sep 2017 News

The mind behind some of Game of Thrones' biggest battles returns.

The director of Game of Thrones’ most famous episodes is due to return for its 8th and final season.

Miguel Sapochnik, who directed much-loved episodes ‘Hardhome’ and ‘The Battle of the Bastards’ will return to direct at least one episode for the 8th season of the show, which is currently in production.

The director revealed his involvement via Instagram, where he claimed that both he and his production crew would be back for the latest season.

Sapochnik is responsible for some of the biggest battles in the show’s history, with ‘Hardhome’ seeing Jon Snow and the Wildlings go toe-to-toe with the White Walkers for the first time and ‘Battle of the Bastards’ featuring a gigantic and bloody battle between the Starks and the Boltons.

As well as Sapochnik, director of photography Fabian Wagner has also confirmed his involvement, with the DP working with the director on the previous episodes.

As Game of Thrones goes into its final season, it’s fair to say that there’ll be some epic and violent battles still to come.

Despite this, details on season 8 are still being kept strictly under wraps, with HBO apparently planning to film multiple endings in order to prevent spoilers via leaks.

Much of the 7th season was leaked beforehand via scripts and set photos, allowing keen Thrones fans to spoil themselves and others across the internet.

Speculation about the final season has fans suggesting that Jon’s parentage will finally be revealed to the characters and that the White Walkers will finally invade Westeros (as was teased at the end of the last season).

Despite the series ending next year, HBO reportedly has a number of spin-offs planned that will delve into the wider world of the show.

Game of Thrones will be available to watch on Sky Atlantic when it releases at some point next year.

Source: Screen Rant