Neil Marshall to Direct an Episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Neil Marshall, Games of ThronesWe haven’t given much coverage here at Dread Central to HBO’s stellar “Game of Thrones” series, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, but with the news coming today that genre director Neil Marshall has signed on to direct an episode from the series’ second season, we just couldn’t resist mentioning it. Plus, we hear there are more supernatural shenanigans planned for Season 2 so you’ll want to read on for those details.

Per Deadline “Game of Thrones” marks the TV debut of Marshall, and other directors tapped for Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated “Game of Thrones” include top TV helmers Alan Taylor, who worked on the series’ freshman season, and David Nutter as well as Alik Sakharov and David Petrarca (Boardwalk Empire).

Now, as for what we can expect during Season 2, series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told HBO in a recent interview: With the birth of the dragons, magic has kind of returned to the world. We saw glimpses of it in the first season with the white walkers north of the Wall and obviously the dragons being hatched. This is a world where people haven’t seen much magic in the past few centuries, and they’re starting to think it’s just superstition at this point. And in the second season it becomes more and more evident that there are supernatural forces at work. There are people who try to channel them for their own purposes, and there are those who desperately try to avoid them – or combat them.

Hit up the link for the rest of their interview, and know that we’ll be keeping our eyes on “Game of Thrones” as it inches ever closer to the horror side of the fantasy fence.

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  • Vanvance1

    This is great news. One of the hottest genre talents in the game working on one of the top two shows being made today. Perfect.

    Dread Central should be covering this series. On the surface it is epic fantasy but the series contains a lot of horror elements. Far more than True Blood or similar gothic romances do.

    • The Woman In Black

      I agree – which is exactly why we did this story. And since they’re amping up the supernatural elements in Season 2, expect lots more!