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'Game of Thrones': Neil Marshall Among Season 2 Directors

The feature helmer joins Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter as those who will step behind the cameras for the upcoming second season of the HBO fantasy drama.

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Neil Marshall

Game of Thrones is adding some feature heft behind the camera for its upcoming second season.

The Descent writer-director Neil Marshall will direct an episode during Season 2 of HBO’s epic period drama. The episode will mark his TV directing debut.

Marshall, whose credits include features Doomsday and Centurion, joins Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca and David Nutter as directors for the upcoming season.

Taylor (Boardwalk Empire, The Playboy Club) directed the final two episodes of Season 1.

Nutter has a history of stepping behind the camera for HBO, directing episodes of Entourage and The Pacific.

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Sakharov worked as a cinematographer on Thrones’ first season as well as on HBO’s The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Rome. His directing credits include episodes of Brotherhood.

Petrarca’s directing credits include HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and Hung.

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Marshall is repped by ICM, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Carlos Goodman.

Thrones, which picked up its first Emmy win Sunday for its main title credits, is currently in production in Belfast, Croatia and Iceland. The series is also nominated for best drama at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

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