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Back on Game of Thrones for prep of the final season and the team is back together.

The final season of Game of Thrones is ages away at this point - so far away, in fact, that we haven't even got a date for it yet - but such is its popularity worldwide that even the tiniest bit of information about it is enough to get fans excited.

The directors for Game Of Thrones' final season have been revealed, and it seems they've called upon fan favourites to return. His credits range from The X-Files to ER to The Flash.

David Nutter is also returning, who helmed season five's finale Mother's Mercy and the infamous Red Wedding episode from season three. (Yes, that the director of The Red Wedding is returning has us a bit anxious about some of our beloved characters too).

Avid viewers of the HBO hit fantasy drama series have reason to be excited about this news given that Miguel Sapochnik was the director behind the most unforgettable "Game of Thrones" episodes - which includes "Hardhomme", "The Battle of the Bastards", and "The Winds of Winter". The decision continues a tradition of creators of acclaimed serialized cable dramas helming their own finales - such as David Chase for The Sopranos, Vince Gilligan for Breaking Bad, and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men.

That's all the directors the show announced, meaning Sapochnik and Nutter will be directing at least two episodes each, if not three if Weiss and Benioff are focusing exclusively on the finale. It's unclear how this one will sort out.

Waiting is going to be the hardest part, given that Game of Thrones season 8 will more than likely not premiere on HBO until either late 2018 or early 2019.

Episode director, Matt Shakman, said: "It's a attractive moment standing out there on this cliff in Northern Ireland with 40-50mph winds whipping through".

Nutter's work on the series consists of six entries, most notably the third season's finale.

Filming begins in October.