HBO confirms Game Of Thrones season 3 writers and directors

News Louisa Mellor 9 Jan 2013 - 09:49

Here's the full list of who has written and directed the ten new episodes of Game of Thrones' third season...

Between now and its US premiere on the 31st of March, followed by the UK airing on the 1st of April, Game Of Thrones fans are being drip-fed information about the new episodes on an almost daily basis by HBO, the latest of which is confirmation of exactly who has written and directed what for the new run.

Season three of Game Of Thrones is to follow a similar pattern to the previous two runs, with seven episodes written by showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, including the season opener and final three instalments, and the three remaining episodes penned by Vanessa Taylor (season two's Garden Of Bones and The Old Gods And The New), Bryan Cogman (season one's Cripples, Bastards And Broken Things and season two's What Is Dead May Never Die), and - but of course - creator George R.R. Martin (season one's The Pointy End, and season two's Blackwater, voted by our writers as the best TV episode of 2012).

In terms of direction, there are two new names on the list, the first Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead director Michelle MacLaren, and the second The West Wing's Alex Graves. Both are joined by the welcome return of season one director Dan Minahan, What Is Dead May Never Die's Alik Sakharov, and season two's David Nutter. Alan Taylor is visible by his absence, due to filming clashes with Thor sequel The Dark World.

Take a look at the full list below:

Ep. 21
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: Dan Minahan

Ep. 22
Writer: Vanessa Taylor
Director: Dan Minahan

Ep. 23
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Directors: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Ep. 24
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: Alex Graves

Ep. 25
Writer: Bryan Cogman
Director: Alex Graves

Ep. 26
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: Alik Sakharov

Ep. 27
Writer: George R.R. Martin
Director: Michelle MacLaren

Ep. 28
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: Michelle MacLaren

Ep. 29
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: David Nutter

Ep. 30
Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: David Nutter

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I'm trying to think what key chapter Martin is taking on this time without spoiling it for anyone who's not read it. Considering it's supposed to only be the first half of the third book I can only think it involves a certain special occasion.

No Neil Marshall and Sam McCurdy this time. Shame, as Blackwater was one of the finest hours of telly I've seen.

I would'e thought that special occasion would be the finale, but maybe not, as it does seem like one Martin might want to do

I'd like to see Tim Van Patten return to GOT - although I imagine due to commitments to Boardwalk Empire he's got a lot on his plate.

Wasn't it claimed that "ever episode would be like a season finale" for season 3?

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