A bunch of new faces will be behind the camera for the next season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” with Alex Graves, Neil Marshall, and show runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff not popping up on the schedule for next year – the first time in the series this has happened.
In fact, the only returning director is David Nutter who helmed two episodes of Season 2 and the pivotal two final episodes of Season 3. He returns to handle the final two episodes of Season 5.
Joining him this year are Michael Slovis (“Breaking Bad”) who is helming the first two episodes, Mark Mylod (“Shameless”) doing Episodes 3 and 4, Jeremy Podeswa (“Boardwalk Empire”) handling Episodes 5 and 6, and Miguel Sapochnik (“Fringe”) tackling Episodes 7 and 8.
Meanwhile, in front of the camera, a new face has joined the cast. “Whale Rider” actress Keisha-Castle Hughes has reportedly joined the series in the role of has signed on to play one of the Sand Snakes – one of the eight daughters of Season 4 scene stealer and Dornish prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal).
Which daughter is unclear, though the likeliest is the middle child Nymeria Sand. HBO has not confirmed the news at this time.