'Game of Thrones'
A picture of a White Walker from HBO TV series "Game of Thrones." Facebook/ Game of Thrones

After taking a one-year break from the popular “Game of Thrones” TV series, director Miguel Sapochnik will be back for season 8. Cinematographer Fabian Wagner shared the news with fans in his post on social media.

Pre-production work for the highly anticipated HBO TV series has already started, with some of the sets being constructed in Northern Ireland. On Instagram, Wagner shared a picture (see below) of some of the team members currently working on the show, including Sapochnik.

Sapochnik directed the epic episodes “Battle of Bastards,” “The Winds of Winter” and “Hardhome.” These episodes featured some of the best battle sequences of the show. It should be noted that the season 6 finale featured the big explosion of the Sept of Baelor.

The return of Sapochnik is significant as there will be more massive battles in the six remaining episodes. The battles will be mostly fought against the Night’s King and his Army of the Dead.

Apart from the sheer number of people expected to fight from both sides, there’s also the clash between dragons, which should be exciting to watch. An experienced director like Sapochnik would be crucial to film these scenes.

Meanwhile, music composer Ramin Djawadi will soon be making an “exciting announcement” on Facebook. It is not clear if this has something to do with the popular fantasy TV series.

Although preliminary work for “Game of Thrones” season 8 has started, the release date of the show is yet to be announced. The final season is expected to air in 2018, but there’s a possibility that fans will have to wait until 2019.

Credit: Fabian Wagner/ Instagram

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