“The Dragon and the Wolf” director Jeremy Podeswa won’t return for season 8


Jeremy Podeswa has been working on Game of Thrones since season 5, directing episodes like “Kill the Boy” and “Home,” aka The One Where Jon Is Resurrected. Season 7 was probably his best year yet — he directed “Dragonstone,” the season premiere, which featured Daenerys’ homecoming and Arya’s slaughter of the Freys, and “The Dragon and the Wolf,” the season finale. “Even though I’ve done this show four times before the ones I did this season, it feels like the response has been so ridiculously extravagant it’s unlike anything I’ve every done really,” he told CBC News Toronto.

Unfortunately, Podeswa also revealed that he won’t return to direct any of the remaining six episodes for season 8. As of now, he’s happy to watch the show as a fan who knows no more about how it will all end than the rest of us, although apparently, he could have found out — he just opted not to. “Any of [the characters] could be amazing on the Iron Throne. I think the story could end in so many different ways that would be satisfying to an audience…I’m excited to see the last season and find out that way.”

So who will be directing the episodes of season 8? We don’t know yet, but bringing back Miguel Sapochnik — the guy behind such barn-burning episodes as “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter” — would make a lot of sense. I also wouldn’t be surprised if David Nutter, the man behind episodes like “The Rains of Castamere” and “The Dance of Dragons” returned, as well. But we’ll have to wait to find out for sure.

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