Game of Thrones season 5 recruits Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire directors

Show creators Benioff and Weiss won't direct this season

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Game of Thrones has announced its directors for season 5, picking an entirely new set that come with an impressive list of credits and award nominations.

Gone are Alex Graves and Alik Sakharov, who directed so many episodes of season 4, while this time around showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff will not helm episodes either.

Newcomers Miguel Sapochnik, Mark Mylod and Jeremy Podeswa have joined the team however, with episodes being treated in pairs with each director taking charge of two back-to-back instalments.

Here's the list via Winteriscoming:

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’s Entourage)

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

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Game of Thrones was renewed for fifth and sixth seasons back in April, with no word yet on an air date.

Author of the A Song Ice and Fire novels George R R Martin made headlines last week, when he quite justifiably replied "f*ck you" to the suggestion that he might die before finishing the series.