Game of Thrones Season Five Directors Announced, Only One Previous Director To Return

David Nutter, who directed the pilot episodes of Arrow and The Flash as well as the Game of Thrones "Red Wedding," will return to direct two episodes of Game of Thrones next season, making him the only director working on Season Five who has ever directed a Game of Thrones episode before.

HBO announced today that five directors would direct two episodes each -- and notably absent are names like Alex Graves, who directed four episodes last season, and Neil Marshall, who scored an Emmy nomination for his work on Season Four and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.

Below is the list of Thrones directors for season 5, as revealed on

Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU)
Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of Showtime’s Shameless and HBO’sEntourage)
Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s The Tudors)
Episodes 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik (episodes of Fox’s House and Fringe)
Episodes 509 and 510: David Nutter