UPDATE: Miguel Sapochnik has been confirmed to return for the final season of Game of Thrones.
With the eighth season of Game of Thrones set to begin production next month, a cinematographer may have revealed that one of the show’s most acclaimed directors could be returning for the final season.
Cinematographer Fabian Wagner posted an image to his official Instagram account featuring director Miguel Sapochnik during the filming of the fan-favorite episode titled “Battle of the Bastards”. While the image may not be new and HBO has not confirmed Sapochnik’s return, Wagner’s caption indicates that the individuals included in the photo have all returned for the final season of the HBO series:
“Back on Game of Thrones for prep of the final season and the team is back together. Good times even though winter is already here.
Sapochnik has directed four fan-favorite episodes of Game of Thrones including “The Gift”, “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”. Though Sapochnik did not helm an entry for the penultimate season, it appears the commended director could be returning to lend his talents to the series one last time.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
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7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
Hit Next to learn about seven epic things likely to happen during the final season of Game of Thrones.