Film and TV production site Creative Cow is reporting that cinematographer Robert McLachlan will be joining the Game of Thrones team for two episodes in season three. He will be reuniting with director David Nutter and lensing the final two episodes of the season.
This project marks a reunion between McLachlan and Nutter, who previously collaborated on the formative award winning episodes of Chris Carter’s television series “Millennium” in the late 90’s where McLachlan’s influential, groundbreaking, moody, atmospheric visuals gained him widespread recognition and numerous awards. Following “Millennium”, McLachlan shifted from television to feature films. Nutter has since gone on to become TV’s most successful pilot director ever.
“ I am really excited about working with David again. We have very similar instincts and aesthetics. And we both like to push the envelope every way we can. We also like to keep up a blistering pace. It keeps us all on our toes. I love it”
Winter Is Coming: This gives us an idea of the season three directorial line-up.
We already knew Alan Taylor will be directing one episode this season, probably an early one as production on Thor 2 will be in full-swing by the fall. Now we know that David Nutter will be returning and he will be directing the final two episodes of season three (which may include a very major event). What other directors would you like them to add for season three? I hope Alik Sakharov will return, as I loved his work in ep13. And I would like it if they could bring back Tim Van Patten or Dan Minahan, as both did good work on season one.
UPDATE: I’ve been told by a trusted source that, unfortunately, Alan Taylor will NOT be returning for season three. Bummer.