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Report: Game of Thrones' Final Season Adds Into the Badlands Actor

17 October 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When Game of Thrones fulfills Cersei’s request for an army in Season 8, it’ll be led by face familiar to Into the Badlands fans, a new report suggests.

The eagle-eyed Thrones devotees at Watchers on the Wall recently flagged a theatrical agency’s announcement that Marc Rissmann has been cast as Harry Strickland in the HBO drama’s upcoming eighth and final season. (HBO declined to comment on the casting, and the announcement has since been removed.)

In the George R.R. Martin novels on which the TV series is based, Harry Strickland is the leader of the Golden Company, »

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‘Game of Thrones’ is Filming Season 8 Until Summer 2018 (Which Means We Won’t See it For A While)

6 October 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The long wait for “Game of Thrones” Season 8 just got even longer. HBO has not set an official premiere date for the final season, but it’s now looking increasingly likely that “Thrones” won’t be back on the air until 2019. The series has never been off the air for an entire year (the Season 7 premiere was delayed two months because of production but still debuted over the summer), but it’s now extremely doubtful the show will return at any point in summer 2018.

Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, revealed to TV Guide that production on the final season is expected to last from October until the start of the summer, which is around when the show would usually begin airing on HBO.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Directors Revealed: ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Helmer Miguel Sapochnik Returning

“[The episodes are] definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Game of Thrones’ is Filming Season 8 Until Summer 2018 (Which Means We Won’t See it For A While)

6 October 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The long wait for “Game of Thrones” Season 8 just got even longer. HBO has not set an official premiere date for the final season, but it’s now looking increasingly likely that “Thrones” won’t be back on the air until 2019. The series has never been off the air for an entire year (the Season 7 premiere was delayed two months because of production but still debuted over the summer), but it’s now extremely doubtful the show will return at any point in summer 2018.

Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, revealed to TV Guide that production on the final season is expected to last from October until the start of the summer, which is around when the show would usually begin airing on HBO.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Directors Revealed: ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Helmer Miguel Sapochnik Returning

“[The episodes are] definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer, »

- Zack Sharf

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Will Be Monumental

4 October 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s the beginning of the end, folks.

Comprised of six episodes in total, down from the standard run of 10, Game of Thrones season 8 is now in production and looks set to deliver a fitting send-off to what’s been one of the greatest TV shows of the modern era. With the Night King on the march – perched on an undead Viserion, no less – and Cersei plotting a potentially devastating betrayal, the power players of Westeros will come together in epic fashion in 2019. And there’s also the small matter of Jon Snow’s true parentage.

So, there’s much to look forward to once the show returns then, and in a new interview with Huffington Post, star John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly on the hit fantasy series, promised big things to come. Speaking about the scale and scope of season 8, he teased that it’ll be “monumental.”

“We »

- Matt Joseph

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Directors: The Show’s Two Emmy Winners Are Returning

30 September 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We still don’t know exactly when “Game of Thrones” will return, but we do know which directors are on duty for the show’s final season. Among the helmers coming back to Westeros are Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing the season-six standout “Battle of the Bastards” and was responsible for the equally great finale, “The Winds of Winter;” he wasn’t involved in the most recent season, as he was off directing “Altered Carbon” for Netflix.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Each Feature-Length Episode Will Cost a Massive $15 Million

David Nutter, who directed six previous episodes (including “The Rains of Castamere,” Aka the Red Wedding episode) and also won an Emmy (his came for “Mother’s Mercy,” the season-five finale), is also onboard. Neither veteran will be handling the finale, however — that honor is going to series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Directors: The Show’s Two Emmy Winners Are Returning

30 September 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We still don’t know exactly when “Game of Thrones” will return, but we do know which directors are on duty for the show’s final season. Among the helmers coming back to Westeros are Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing the season-six standout “Battle of the Bastards” and was also responsible for the equally great finale, “The Winds of Winter”; he wasn’t involved in the most recent season, as he was off directing “Altered Carbon” for Netflix.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Each Feature-Length Episode Will Cost a Massive $15 Million

David Nutter, who directed six previous episodes (including “The Rains of Castamere,” Aka the Red Wedding episode) and also won an Emmy (his came for “Mother’s Mercy,” the season-five finale), is also onboard. Neither veteran will be handling the finale, however — that honor is going to series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, »

- Michael Nordine

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Calls For Better Health Care for All Women

28 September 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Emmy award-winning actress made the announcement via her personal Twitter account Thursday morning, while also making a courageous call-to-action for universal health care.

Louis-Dreyfus began with “Just when you thought…”, and then included a photo of her own stationary with a statement and her signature at the bottom.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she wrote at the top.

Louis-Dreyfus, who’s a long-time advocate for women’s rights, continued, “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017

In a statement released by HBO, Louis-Dreyfus »

- Ben Travers

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Calls For Better Health Care for All Women

28 September 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Emmy award-winning actress made the announcement via her personal Twitter account Thursday morning, while also making a courageous call-to-action for universal health care.

Louis-Dreyfus began with “Just when you thought…”, and then included a photo of her own stationary with a statement and her signature at the bottom.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she wrote at the top.

Louis-Dreyfus, who’s a long-time advocate for women’s rights, continued, “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Just when you thought… pic.twitter.com/SbtYChwiEj

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 28, 2017

In a statement released by HBO, Louis-Dreyfus »

- Ben Travers

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Each Feature-Length Episode Will Cost a Massive $15 Million

28 September 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Game of Thrones” is gearing up for production on its final season this October, which means tidbits about the six-episode Season 8 are finally rolling in. HBO has already revealed the directors list for the series’ remaining episodes, which includes Miguel Sapochnik (“Battle of the Bastards”) and David Nutter (“The Rains of Castamere”). Considering the final season needs to include massive battles between the living and the dead, it makes sense the show has called up two of its most epic directors. But what are the budgets these directors will be working with? The answer is a huge one.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons Ranked, From to Worst to Best

Variety reports each episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 8 will cost at least $15 million, a price tag that could skyrocket even higher depending on re-shoots and additional VFX work. The number means HBO will spending $90 million or more on the final season. »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Each Feature-Length Episode Will Cost a Massive $15 Million

28 September 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Game of Thrones” is gearing up for production on its final season this October, which means tidbits about the six-episode Season 8 are finally rolling in. HBO has already revealed the directors list for the series’ remaining episodes, which includes Miguel Sapochnik (“Battle of the Bastards”) and David Nutter (“The Rains of Castamere”). Considering the final season needs to include massive battles between the living and the dead, it makes sense the show has called up two of its most epic directors. But what are the budgets these directors will be working with? The answer is a huge one.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons Ranked, From to Worst to Best

Variety reports each episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 8 will cost at least $15 million, a price tag that could skyrocket even higher depending on re-shoots and additional VFX work. The number means HBO will spending $90 million or more on the final season. »

- Zack Sharf

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Miguel Sapochnik

27 September 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Miguel Sapochnik is a popular film director who is best known for his guidance on the HBO television series “Game of Thrones.” He’s taken a hiatus, but it has been revealed that he will return to direct the cast once again for season 8. This is good news because his contributions have been noticeable and he is coming back just in time for the final season of the show. Sapochnik has also directed “House” (2004); “Repo Men;” (2010) and several others, but this is not all that there is to know about the talented director. Here are five things that

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Miguel Sapochnik »

- Dana Hanson-Firestone

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Good Thing Game of Thrones Only Has 6 Episodes Left, Because They're Expensive Af

27 September 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The season eight premiere of Game of Thrones might be almost two years away (why, God?), which is actually a good thing for HBO, since it'll give them plenty of time to save up enough money to make the final six episodes in the series. *record scratch* That's right - the last season of Game of Thrones is only six episodes long. What did we do to deserve such a punishment?! While the news is definitely a bummer for anyone hoping for more time with Jon Snow, ice zombie Viserion, and the rest of the crew, there are a few silver linings. First of all, the episodes are going to be much longer than usual. In fact, it looks like it would be wise to think of season eight as a series of movies rather than a traditional TV show, since the last six episodes will likely be the length of feature films. »

- Quinn Keaney

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George R.R. Martin Hints At 2019 Premiere For Game Of Thrones Prequel Series

27 September 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

HBO is yet to formally commit to a Game of Thrones prequel series – to date, the network has solicited five separate pitches from multiple writers, with the latest arriving by way of Bryan Cogman – but George R.R. Martin has gone ahead and teased a tentative 2019/2020 release window for Thrones‘ successor nonetheless.

Per Facebook, the Song of Ice and Fire author once again stressed that it’s incredibly unlikely HBO will progress with all five prequel series; rather, the Powers That Be will cherry-pick one story pitch and flesh out its Game of Thrones prequel from there. Beyond that, little is known about HBO’s future plans – for instance, will this successor span multiple seasons? – but Martin did allude to “two or three” series reaching the pilot stage.

Said he:

You should not expect to see all five shows, though, at least not immediately.. much as I might love the idea, »

- Michael Briers

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These Are the Final 4 Directors Who Will Ever Work on Game of Thrones

27 September 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

As much as we'd like to pretend that Game of Thrones will go on forever, HBO's fantasy epic is coming to an end. Details about the eighth and final season have been trickling in slowly but surely, and now we officially know who is getting the pleasure of directing the last episodes ever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the final four people in charge of steering the last six episodes in the right direction are Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. While fans will likely know Weiss and Benioff's names, Sapochnik and Nutter might not be as familiar. Rest assured, though, that they're well versed in the Game of Thrones universe. Nutter has directed six episodes of the show in total, starting in season two. He's the one you can thank for one of the series's most famous episodes, "The Rains of Castamere, »

- Quinn Keaney

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Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Directors List Hints at Massive Ice Battles to Come

26 September 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Miguel Sapochnik, the man behind the Battle of the Bastards, is back. »

- Nate Jones

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Update: Game of Thrones’ Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards director returning for final season

26 September 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The director of Hardhome, and other infamous episodes, will be returning to Game of Thrones for the final season.

Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards are two episodes that live in infamy, even by Game of Thrones’ standards, and what these two episodes have in common is that they were both directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

Sapochnik was absent from season 7 of the show but fans of these past exhilarating installments can rejoice with the news that he will likely be taking the director’s chair once again for the show’s final ever season.

See Also: Fifth Game of Thrones spinoff officially in the works

This news comes from an instagram post by cinematographer Fabian Wagner, which you can see below.

Update: HBO has announced that Miguel Sapochnik will be joined by David Nutter, who has helmed six episodes so far including ‘The Rains of Castamere’, ‘The Dance of Dragons »

- Samuel Brace

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HBO Unveils Roster Of Directors For Game Of Thrones Season 8

26 September 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s the beginning of the end, folks.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has today announced the directors assigned to Game of Thrones season 8 ahead of production getting underway late next month. Among the familiar faces are series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, while sources close to THR suggest that the duo will helm the series finale – one that won’t tee up those much-touted successor series, despite claims to the contrary.

Also included in that roster of talent are Miguel Sapochnik and David Nutter, who have amassed a number of notable directing credits on Thrones thanks to their work across seasons 5 and 6. Sapochnik, for instance, is the creative mind responsible for the chilling “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards,” an episode that many believe to be one of the very best in the show’s decorated history. On the other hand, David Nutter has helmed a total of six Game of Thrones instalments, »

- Michael Briers

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Game of Thrones Creators to Direct Series Finale, Other Favorites to Return

26 September 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

However Game of Thrones ends, at least we know the HBO dragon drama’s swan song will be in good hands.

Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will direct the series finale, and several directors beloved by the fans will return to helm episodes of Thrones‘ eighth and final season, EW.com reports. The EPs have directed episodes in the past, including Season 3’s “Walk of Punishment” and Season 4’s “Two Swords.”

Miguel Sapochnik, who sat out Season 7 in order to work on Netflix’s Altered Carbon, will be back during the six-episode season; Sapochnik has four previous episodes under his belt, »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Directors Revealed for the Final Season

26 September 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

As Game of Thrones gears up to begin production on its eighth and final season next month, HBO has finally unveiled who will be at the helm of the last few episodes of the smash hit series. Unsurprisingly, the list is made up of familiar faces, and given that Season 8 will only consist of six episodes in total, the list is also small: Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be directing the final episodes of Game of Thrones. Sapochnik made his Game of Thrones debut with the Season 5 episode “… »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Will Direct Series Finale

26 September 2017 9:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The directors for the final season of “Game of Thrones” have been revealed. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss will direct the series finale, while other Season 8 directors include David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik (“Battle of the Bastards”). “Game of Thrones” fans are anxiously awaiting the hit HBO show’s final eight episodes. A premiere date has not yet been announced. »

- Ryan Gajewski

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