We know very little about season six of “Game of Thrones.” We know George R.R. Martin won’t be writing an episode, meaning that fellow scriptwriters David Benioff, DB Weiss and Bryan Cogman will have to carry the torch without him. And now we know the five directors who will helm two episodes each in the next season.
When veteran “Lost” director Jack Bender’s name leaked last week, he told The Hollywood Reporter that the production is “complex and enormous,” and the “calendar might as well be in Chinese.” A handful of scripts, six or seven according to Bender, have been filed.
Here’s the full list of season six directors, who will likely be shooting all over the world, juggling multiple episodes in tandem per the demands of such a huge and sprawling cast.
Jeremy Podeswa (Episodes 1 & 2): The “Boardwalk Empire” and “Tudors” directly previously helmed “Game of Thrones” eps “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and “Kill the Boy” from season five.
“Thrones” newbie Daniel Sackheim (3 & 4) associate-produced ’80s classic “Miami Vice,” and has directed Fox episodes of “The X-Files,” “Lie to Me” and “House,” and steered six episodes of FX’s “The Americans.”
Jack Bender (5 & 6) directed 38 episodes of ABC’s “Lost,” including many of its season premieres and finales, and recently helmed eps of “Under the Dome,” “The Last Ship” and “Alcatraz.”
Mark Mylod (7 & 8) previously directed the third and fourth episodes of season five, “High Sparrow” and “Sons of the Harpy,” and is a cable vet on shows such as “Shameless” and “Entourage.”
Miguel Sapochnik (9 & 10) also mounted last season’s “Hardhome” and its deftly choreographed battle sequence. He also directed the seventh episode of that season, “The Gift.” Will he direct another epic battle-filled finale?