|Source: Zap 2 It|
Den of Geek have this week announced the first director set to join the production team of the fifth season of HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones. While it's still a way off yet, we know already that the show's latest run will be based loosely on the fourth novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Feast for Crows, though various episodes are equally likely to include content from A Dance with Dragons and beyond as well given that many characters' arcs caught up with (or in some cases overtook) their novelised counterparts in Season Four.
First up on the directorial slate is Michael Slovis, who has built up a considerable amount of experience with televised dramas such as Breaking Bad and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation over the last few years and should therefore slot seamlessly into the Thrones crew ensemble in months to come. HBO have yet to officially confirm Slovis' appointment, but provided that Den of Geek hasn't caught the wrong end of the stick, we can expect him to direct the first two episodes of next year's series (though this doesn't necessarily mean they'll comprise a two-parter, since the programme has veered clear of such well-trodden storyline formats ever since its inception). Keep it On-Screen in the weeks ahead to stay up-to-date with all the latest developments on Game of Thrones' return and its production schedule.
Game of Thrones will be back for a fifth season of ten further visceral, action-packed instalments in Spring 2015 on HBO and Sky Atlantic.