The final season of the HBO series will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter, and GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Weiss and David Benioff themselves want to direct the finale; though the pair have only directed two early episodes together, they obviously have plenty of experience on set.
David Nutter is also returning, who helmed season five's finale Mother's Mercy and the infamous Red Wedding episode from season three. With his pension for handling the more sprawling moments of the series, odds are that when the final season's bigger battle sequences erupt (perhaps when Cersei's Golden Company of mercenaries crosses paths with our heroes) will be orchestrated under the watchful eye of Sapochnik.
Season 8 will consist of just six episodes and each episode is expected to be over an hour long.
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The final season is only six episodes, but each one will be at least 80 minutes.
What is certain is which episode Benioff and Weiss will take on.
So where does Game of Thrones' $15 million per episode fall on the list of the most expensive shows of all time? People praise Game of Thrones for its cinematic aesthetic and "Hardhome" and "Battle of the Bastards" are two major reasons why. Weiss was director for the season four premiere "Two Swords", while Benioff was credited for season three's "Walk of Punishment".
They claim each episode of Stranger Things' first season - which itself was attempting to emulate the feeling of those 80s Steven Spielberg films - cost $6 million per episode.
With six episodes in the entire series, as a fan, we couldn't help but feel how it would benefit from one steady director for the final run, instead of the regular rotating directors after each episode.