According to Entertainment Weekly, the task of directing the finale will be left to showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who, along with Sapochnik and Nutter, will be responsible for the direction of the six episodes in Season 8.
And then there's Benioff and Weiss, who THR reports will likely be helming the Game of Thrones series finale. The Emmy-winning director helmed two of the best episodes of Game of Thrones season 6 - The Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter. That's a massive spend for any episode of any TV series, however, the publication also notes that the price tag is "due in part to a shooting schedule that more resembles that of a feature film than an episodic series".
Game of Thrones is gearing up for its final and eighth season. And while the team sat out last season, it's a safe bet they'll be handling one of the last few episodes of the show.
"What I don't want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and awesome, and somehow have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after that". And they're familiar names to those who peruse the show's credits.
While this may not sound the most interesting little bit all by itself, let us take a quick look back at director Miguel Sapochnik's illustrious Game of Thrones credits.
Game of Thrones' seventh season was filled with spectacular set pieces, ranging from White Walker hordes chasing John Snow to dragons burning down entire armies.
Benioff and Weiss' lack of reps behind the camera shouldn't be a concern. The finale, "The Winds of Winter", had one of the most remarkable introductory scenes, with Cersei's destruction of the September. Regardless, with only six episodes left, it appears Game of Thrones is in quite capable hands. Even more astoundingly, experts speculate that this may even be downplaying the true cost of bringing an end to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' saga. It is not yet revealed how many episodes he is going to direct, but the usual number of episodes allowed is two.