As season four of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones continues production, we’re receiving more and more information on the upcoming episodes. Today, via Comic Book Movie and EW, we’ve been given a full list of the season’s directors that reads as follows:
Episode 1: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Episode 2: Alex Graves
Episode 3: Alex Graves
Episode 4: Michelle MacLaren
Episode 5: Michelle MacLaren
Episode 6: Alik Sakharov
Episode 7: Alik Sakharov
Episode 8: Alex Graves
Episode 9: Neil Marshall
Episode 10: Alex Graves
As was announced recently, we see that Neil Marshall will indeed be directing episode nine, which is thought to be the climax of the coming season given that that’s how it’s been for the past three years. The notable exclusion from the list this year is David Nutter, who gave us the marvelously-directed “The Rains of Castamere” from last season.
In addition to the directors, we’ve also gotten word that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will be writing a majority of the episodes, with co-producer Bryan Cogman writing two others, and George R.R. Martin himself doing one as usual.
The other Game of Thrones news that has just been announced today is the addition of Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) to the cast. However, unlike when we were told of Pedro Pascal playing the vital role of The Red Viper (Prince Oberyn Martell) in the upcoming season, Gatiss’ part is being kept under wraps for now. Who could he be playing? Your guess is as good as ours.
Speculation has already started to run wild. Could he be playing Mace Tyrell, Queen Margaery’s father? Or perhaps Donal Noye, the one-armed Blacksmith and Brother of the Night’s Watch? There are still several important roles left to be filled for the coming season, so there are many possibilities. Hopefully it won’t be too long before his role is uncovered
Like millions of others, I can’t wait to see how the fourth season of Game of Thrones turns out. It’s destined to be action-packed and quite exhilarating. If you thought season three was bloody, just wait until you see what’s to come.