Who Are The Directors Of All Game of Thrones Seasons?
Games of Thrones is one of the most popular television shows in recent history. It tells the story of the Seven Kingdoms and the conflict that arises between the royal families of each territory. Like with many television shows, one or two episodes will have the same director before another one steps in.
The following is a list each Game of Thrones season and the directors for the episodes of each one:
1. Season 1
Adapted into a plot by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the network had actually ordered the TV plot back in 2008. We begin the series watching Ned Stark who killed the person who previously held his position. While doing so, he must also keep his eyes on the Lannisters and their shady dealings. In the same season, Daenerys is given to Kal Drogo by her brother who wishes to have the throne. Episodes in season 1 were directed by Tim Van Patten, Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, and Alan Taylor.
2. Season 2
Beginning with the aftermath of Eddard Stark, we see his family scattered throughout the land. Many participate in the War of the Five Kings, nearly every royal family member claiming rights to the Iron Throne. It is also the season when we see Daenerys Targaryen’s three new baby dragons. Episodes this season were directed by Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca, David Nutter, and Neil Marshall.
3. Season 3
We see at the beginning of the season that Renly Baratheon’s death motivated the four kings of Westeros to claim the Iron Throne. Robb Stark is now on a quest to avenge his father’s death. Viewers also see the Mother of Dragons rise in the hierarchy of the tribe in Essos. Jon Snow, being the resourceful knight he is, moves beyond the Wall to go into hiding. Episodes this season were directed by Daniel Minahan, David Benioff, Alex Graves, Alik Sakharov, Michelle Maclaren, and David Nutter.
4. Season 4
After Robb Stark’s death at The Red Wedding, the three remaining kings fight amongst themselves for the rightful heir to the throne. Jon Snow, along with the Night’s Watch prepare to battle an enemy known as the free folk. We also see the lengths that Arya Stark is willing to go to for a weapon she holds so dear. Towards the end, Tyrion is on the run for killing both his parents. Episodes this season were directed by D.B. Weiss, Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, Alik Sakharov, and Neil Marshall.
5. Season 5
The season begins where it the series left off previously, with Tyrion Lannister on the run. Eventually, he crosses paths with Daenerys Targaryen, who is trying to subtly use her dragons for political gain.
The Lannisters must now contend with Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch, who are now led and supported by Stannis Baratheon. Each of the Stark children are now struggling to maintain what little power they possess.
6. Season 6
After the Bolton forces are defeated at the hands of the Stark forces, Sansa Stark feeds her husband Ramsay Bolton to a starving hound. With the Starks busy winning against their closest enemies, Jon Snow is proclaimed King in the North. Cersei Lannister is proclaimed Queen of the Seven Kingdoms after literally burning her rivals. Ellaria Sand, with two others, take control of the Dorne, who ally with Daenerys Targaryen after her dragons burn the Khals alive. Episodes this season were directed by Jeremy Podeswa, Daniel Sackheim, Jack Bender, Mark Mylod, and Miguel Sapochnik.
7. Season 7
In this season, all storylines are seen converging on a single point in the story. With winter on its ways to Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen brings her along her three dragons to face the Lannisters in direct conflict. As that battle progresses, Jon Snow is dealing with having to destroy the Army of the Dead. Once they are both free from their respective conflicts, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow join forces to face off against the White Walker army. Episodes this season were directed by Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, Matt Shakman, and Alan Taylor.
8. Season 8
Season 8 ends on a pretty high note, with the close of the two biggest storylines in the series. The Great War to end the Army of the Dead, and to finally settle who will inherit the Iron Throne. Viewers are treated to unlikely alliances as entire armies travel to Winterfell for the last battle against the Night King and his White Walker army.
Daenerys Targaryen sacks King’s Landing with her dragon in an attempt to stage a coup against Cersei Lannister and dethrone her. Episodes this season were directed by David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.