A handful of talents have been lined up to direct upcoming episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is currently in production on its second season.
One of said talents is popular UK director Neil Marshall, who’s made such ultra–violent fare such as The Descent, Doomsday, and the more recent Centurion. And speaking of Centurion, the movie””which starred Michael Fassbender as a part of a small group of Roman soldiers who escape an attack on their legion but have to survive behind enemy lines””could prove to be useful experience for Marshall when it comes to taking on his episode of Game of Thrones.
At the moment, it’s unclear what the episode Marshall will direct is going to be about.
Other directors lined up to captain episodes of the second season include Alan Taylor, David Nutter, Alik Sakharov, and David Petrarca.
Taylor has a ton of TV experience in the past on shows like The West Wing, LOST, and Mad Men, but he’s also dabbled in most of HBO’s hit shows. Taylor has worked directing episodes of The Sopranos, Oz, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, CarnivÃ le, Deadwood, Rome, Big Love, In Treatment, Bored to Death, Boardwalk Empire, and two episodes of the first season of Game of Thrones.
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.