Game of Thrones looks to be in good directorial hands for season two. George R. R. Martin posted to his blog that Neil Marshall, director of the cult horror hit The Descent (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH The Descent II), is slated to direct two episodes of The Game of Thrones including the one Martin is scribing. The news only gets better though, directors Alan Taylor, David Nutter, Alik Sakharov, and David Petrarca are also on the directing list for season two.
Taylor has an impressive resume of TV experience on shows like The West Wing, LOST, and Mad Men, but he’s also dabbled in most of HBO’s other great shows. Taylor worked directing episodes of The Sopranos, Oz, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Carnivàle, Deadwood, Rome, Big Love, In Treatment, Bored to Death, Boardwalk Empire, and two episodes of the first season of Game of Thrones, “Fire and Blood,” and “Baelor.”
The other gentlemen have also done work directing for HBO as well; Nutter worked on Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, The Pacific, and Entourage. Sakharov worked on Rome. And Petrarca worked on Hung, Big Love, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire.
It’s good to see Game of Thrones is getting the best talent and backing HBO can provide.