It has been widely assumed that Tom McCarthy, the director of the original Game of Thrones pilot, would not be returning to film season one. At least, not in its entirety. We haven’t heard much about any possible new directors, until now. According to this tweet, it looks like Irish director Brian Kirk will be stepping behind the lens for two episodes of Thrones‘ first season. Kirk is a veteran television director with directing experience on The Tudors, Dexter, The Riches, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Winter Is Coming: Kirk seems like a solid, if unspectacular, choice to helm a few episodes a season. Television directors don’t have as much creative control as film directors, most of the look and tone of the series will have been set by David, Dan and McCarthy via the original pilot. It is up to the subsequent directors to continue that vision. Still Kirk is obviously talented, judging by some of his awards and nominations, and has experience directing some high-quality television dramas. And hey, if he’s good enough for Martin Scorsese, he’s good enough for me.
[Thanks to The_Rabbit for digging this up!]