The filming for “Game of Thrones” Season 5 has not even begun but expectations have been on an all-time high for the show as it is. Now, if that’s not enough, it was just announced the show has enlisted 5 new different veteran directors, with only one of whom has worked on the show before!
After directing every single episode of Season 4 for “Game of Thrones”, the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will take a break from the show and let the new directors to take charge of Season 5.
Despite being new to “Game of Thrones”, the new directors have helmed various popular drama series, ranging from Breaking Bad to Boardwalk Empire. It is reported that each director will be directing 2 episodes of the show:
- Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (episodes of “Breaking Bad”)
- Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of “Shameless” and “Entourage”)
- Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Tudors”)
- Episodes 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik (episodes of “House” and “Fringe”)
- Episodes 509 and 510: David Nutter (‘The Rains of Castamere”)
The showrunners claimed that the latest season of the show might be “the strongest yet” with David Nutter returning to direct the finale of Season 5. Nutter is known for directing one of the most brutal “Game of Thrones” episodes, Season 3’s “The Rains of Castamere” in which the infamous “Red Wedding” massacre took place.
Set to be premiered in early 2015, Season 5 of the show will include new characters and a new storyline as several important characters have died in Season 4. The show will begin filming in October and the filming locations takes place at Seville and Osuna in Spain. It is rumoured that Osuna will be the setting of “a great battle” for Season 5.