“House of the Dragon” continues to give something to talk about, although this time it is news for something outside of its stories and records. Miguel Sapochnik, one of the showrunners of the fiction, leaves his position immediately, according to Deadline.
Sapochnik worked for three years to finalize the project. His co-showrunner on “House of the Dragon,” Ryan Condal, will take over the solo role for the first season, the site noted. Condal will continue to work closely with George RR Martin in developing the cycle’s stories.
Similarly, it was announced that Alan Taylor, another veteran of “Game of Thrones”, will join as director and executive producer in the second season of “House of the Dragon”, a series that was renewed a few days after its successful launch.
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Notably, Sapochnik gained renown among the fandom for directing some of the most impressive episodes of “Game of Thrones,” including “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards.”
Also, according to Entertainment Weekly, which cites a “source familiar with the situation,” Sapochnik’s departure is because he needed a break after working for so many years on the “Game of Thrones” franchise. The creative, however, will remain part of “House of the Dragon” as an executive producer.
“Working within the GOT universe for the past few years has been an honor and a privilege, especially spending the last two with the incredible cast and crew of ‘House of the Dragon,'” Sapochnik said in a statement to EW.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved with season 1 and very happy for the enthusiastic reaction of our viewers. It was incredibly difficult to decide to move on, but I know it’s the right choice for me personally and professionally,” he continued in the text.
“However, as I do so, I am deeply comforted to know that Alan will be joining the series. He is someone I have known and respected for a long time, and I believe that this beautiful series could not be in safer hands. I am very happy to continue to be a part of the HBO family and ‘House of the Dragon’ and of course I wish Ryan and his team success and all the best with season 2 and beyond, “he said. .
Among the episodes of “Game of Thrones” directed by Alan Taylor, the last two of the first season stand out, which saw the death of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and the hatching of the three dragons of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). He also directed “Valar Morghulis” and “Beyond the Wall”.