Many fans are still processing what happened during the season six finale of Game of Thrones and have already started to speculate about what the finale could mean for the show going forward. Now, fans can enjoy the first official news for season seven of Thrones.
Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod and Matt Shakman have signed on to direct episodes for next season.
Taylor is known for his Emmy-winning work on The Sopranos and for his previous work on Game of Thrones. He last worked on the show back in 2012. Podeswa worked on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and worked on “Home” for Game of Thrones, which was a critical episode that showed the resurrection of Jon Snow. Mylod is a four-time director for Thrones. He directed the re-introduction of the The Hound in “The Broken Man,” as well as, “No One.”
Shakman is the newcomer to Thrones. He is known for his work on FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Showrunners Benioff and Weiss have been very open about how much they love the show. Shakman has also worked on AMC’s Mad Men, CBS’ The Good Wife and FX’s Fargo.
Game of Thrones has set a new record for itself in terms of ratings with its season six finale. The finale’s premiere was viewed by 8.9 million viewers on live television, the highest ever for the show’s debut hour. The previous record was set by the season five finale, which raked in .8 million viewers less at 8.1 million viewers.
Thrones is up in the ratings versus the previous season, averaging over 23 million viewers per episode after counting all forms of viewing (repeated viewers, HBO Go, HBO Now, DVR, etc.). This is a 15% boost in ratings from season five. Game of Thrones, is one of a small group of television dramas which manages to grow each season with Breaking Bad being the other one in recent memory.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly