'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Directors Confirmed as Two Favorites Return

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Game of Thrones fans will be absolutely delighted with the news that one of the show's greatest directors has announced his return for the final season.

And then there's Benioff and Weiss, who THR reports will likely be helming the Game of Thrones series finale.

David Nutter has directed six Game of Thrones episodes which also includes the Emmy award-winning episode "The Dance of Dragons".

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Meanwhile, David Nutter has been a stalwart with "Game of Thrones" for several seasons with his most famous episode taking place during season 3 with "The Rains of Castamere", which was the infamous "Red Wedding" episode.

We assume there are some epic battles on deck, and who better to handle those duties than Miguel Sapochnik, who directed the intense "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards" (which feature some truly wonderful shots).

According to Variety, Season 8's episodes are expected to cost an eye-watering $15 million a piece, bringing the final total for the show's swansong to a collective $90 million.

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The final season is only six episodes, but each one will be at least 80 minutes. Like Sapochnik, he took Season 7 off, and indeed no directors from Season 7 are returning for this final season.

While they've written the majority of the show's 67 episodes to date, this will be the first time that they'll direct it together. In Season 4, D.B. Weiss directed "Two Swords", the season premiere that features Arya and The Hound laying waste to soldiers in an inn after The Hound declares his intention to eat every chicken in the place.

Sapochnik is responsible for some of the best Game of Thrones episodes ever.

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Fabian Wagner (via Screen Crush) posted a photo on Instagram of him with the rest of the team behind "Battle of the Bastards". It's also a lock that not all the show's beloved characters will survive until the final credits roll, and we know that Nutter has no qualms about dishing out generous portions of heartbreak. But because of Director's Guild rules, only one director is allowed to be named per each episode of television.

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