'Game of Thrones'
David Benioff (L) and Dan Weiss, creators and executive producers, arrive for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 may finally get back to drama and character development that made the TV series popular in the first few seasons. Four directors have been chosen to helm the few episodes in the next season, and the one thing they seem to have in common is their ability to deliver on drama.

Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod and Matt Shakman have been chosen as directors this time around, Entertainment Weekly reports. Directors like Miguel Sapochnik, who gave the fans stunning battles in “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards,” have been dropped from the list. This suggests that there may not be any CGI heavy massive battles in the next season.

Perhaps the biggest criticism of the recently aired season was the way Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was portrayed. The extremely witty character was reduced to playing wine games and telling jokes. His verbal jousting with the other characters, which was seen in the first few seasons, was one of the things that made the show popular.

The return of Taylor as director for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 may set things right again for Tyrion. He was the one who directed the episode “Baelor,” in which Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was executed. He also directed the premiere episode of the second season, in which Tyrion serves as the Hand of the King, much to his sister’s dismay.

Podeswa directed the episode titled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” in Season 5. The episodes featured the controversial wedding night of Sansa (Sophie Turner). Mylod directed the episode in which Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann) returned.

Shakman is a newcomer to the TV series. His directorial experience includes “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Mad Men,” “The Good Wife” and “Fargo.” Will “Game of Thrones” Season 7 return to character development with these directors? The fans seem to be particularly interested in what the writers will do with Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey), who has emerged as the fan favourite character this year.