‘The Spoils of War’ Director Not Returning For Game of Thrones Season 8

The Spoils of War director Matt Shakman will not be returning for the final season of Game of Thrones. Speaking to Inverse, Shakman confirmed that will not be directing any episode of season 8:

“I will not be [returning for season 8]. Before I started I went to lunch with David Nutter, who is another director who has done some incredible work on the show. He said, ‘You’re about to be given the keys to the best Ferrari in the world; all they want you to do is put the pedal to the metal.’ I took those words to heart.”


  1. Realizing pretty much every episode has a different director…. Why not have a hand full of different directs to do different section of the season rather then episodes. Because this show is broken up into several non intersecting pieces. That you could essential produce each season in a month? I mean you already have different directs and sets and everything anyway. No wonder it takes so long. You spend most of that time trying to move every one from episode to episode when they could have just done every scene there in for the whole season sense they only show up once in any given episode.

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