HBO confirms, adds production details

We have received an announcement from HBO detailing some of the season three production parameters. While they do not mention a specific date, early July is named as the beginning of the shoot.

Morocco has been officially confirmed as a location for this season. As we have mentioned before, this brings the total number of countries where Game of Thrones is shooting this year to four. The production is returning to Morocco for the first time since the pilot shoot.

The writer line-up has likewise been confirmed and has not changed since last year: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, and Vanessa Taylor.

More excitingly, we also get to know the directors for the season: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, Dan Minahan, David Nutter, and Alik Sakharov. David & Dan are stepping into director shoes for the first time, Minahan, Nutter, and Sakharov are of the old guard. The two new ones in the bunch are Alex Graves and Michelle MacLaren (notably the first female director on the show).

In addition, HBO promised casting announcement soon. We are waiting eagerly.

Hear Me Roar: Discuss this valuable info dump – and especially the new names – below. I am curious to hear what you know and think of the directors.