Director David Nutter, the man behind Cersei’s “Walk of Shame,” is returning to “Game of Thrones.” Details about his involvement in Season 8 remains under wraps. However, his return could also be a foreboding of dark times for two major characters - Cersei and Jaime Lannister.

Season 8 directors

Directors David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will helm Season 8. Given that there are only six episodes in the final season, it is likely that each will have two to direct. Their return guarantees an epic farewell to the series, given their works in the previous seasons.

Sapochnik made his debut in Season 5 with “Hardhome” and “The Gift. “

However, he is most famous for his work on “The Battle of the Bastards” and the Season 6 finale “The Winds of Winter” - one of the best episodes ever. Given his penchant for action-heavy sequences, it is likely we will see another epic fight sequence in Season 8. He might even direct the final episode or the much-anticipated battle against the White Walkers. Meanwhile, Nutter is also responsible for some of the memorable moments in the show, including the Red Wedding sequence in the episode “The Rains of Castamere.” He also directed Cersei’s “Walk of Shame” in Season 5. It is interesting to note that the highlights of these directors centered on betrayal, tragedy, and death, which clearly we will see Season 8.

Will we see another tragic betrayal akin to the Red Wedding?

We witnessed a massacre at the Red Wedding. It was supposed to be a merry occasion but it turned into a bloodbath, when Lord Walder Frey ordered the death of Robb Stark, his wife Queen Talisa, his mother Lady Catelyn and the Starks’ bannermen. Walder betrayed the Starks in exchange for rewards and clemency from Tywin Lannister.

Nutter’s return to helm an episode in “Game of Thrones” Season 8 makes us wonder if the Lannisters will again be involved in another tragic betrayal. We can definitely count Cersei in after she lied about sending the Lannister army to the North. Instead, she made a deal with Euron Greyjoy to kill the survivors of the battle against the White Walkers.

Jamie betrays Cersei in “Game of Thrones” Season 8

Interestingly, actor Nikolaj Castor-Waldau teased that his character might also betray Cersei. The actor responded to speculations that Jaime will kill his sister in Season 8 and the actor said that this makes sense. However, if Jaime kills Cersei than he also kills her unborn child since she is supposedly pregnant. The actor likened this scenario to the Red Wedding. “It’d be like the Red Wedding 2. That would be really horrible,” he told InStyle.