Writing this article sort of bums me out because I’m reminded that there are another nine months or so before Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres. That being said, the gears on this show run year-round and the directing staff seems to have been firmed up. And it appears that, in addition to a certain character many people were expecting to see at the end of Season 4, a few of the directors of your favorite episodes won’t be coming back for Season 5.
For instance, Neil Marshall (who handles a lot of the big battle episodes) is skipping this season. So is Alex Graves. Even showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are staying behind their laptops (and away from the cameras) next year. Hit the jump for more on the Game of Thrones Season 5 directors list.